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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnon-non- /nɒn $ nɑːn/ prefix 🔊 🔊 1 NOT[in adjectives, nouns, and adverbs] used to say that someone or something is not a particular thing, or does not do a particular thing 🔊 non-British visitors 🔊 a non-smoker (=someone who does not smoke) 🔊 a nonstop flight (=one in which a plane flies from one place to another without stopping on the way)2 [in nouns] used to refer to a situation where a particular action did not happen or will not happen 🔊 non-payment of taxes 🔊 They were very disappointed at his non-appearance (=the fact that he did not go to an event where he was expected).
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non-• a nonalcoholic drink• The book was filled with non-characters.• a non-event
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