Definition of non-central in US English:

non-central

adjective

  • 1Statistics. Having or corresponding to a non-zero mean.

  • 2Physics. Of a force: not central, i.e. not in general directed along the line joining the bodies between which it acts.

  • 3Not central in location or importance; not situated in, formed in, or holding a central position.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From non- + central.

Pronunciation

non-central

/nɒnˈsɛntr(ə)l/