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1Not doing; not involved with.‘nonaggression’‘nonrecognition’
2Not of the kind or class described.‘nonbeliever’‘nonconformist’
3Not of the importance implied.‘nonissue’
4A lack of.‘nonsense’
5(added to adverbs) not in the way described.‘nonuniformly’
6(added to verbs to form adjectives) not causing or requiring.‘nonskid’‘noniron’
7Expressing a neutral negative sense when a corresponding form beginning with in- or un- has a special connotation (such as nonhuman compared with inhuman)
The prefixes non- and un- both have the meaning ‘not,’ but tend to be used with a difference of emphasis. See un-
From Latin non not.
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