Definition of non-local in US English:

non-local

adjective

  • 1That is not local; not relating to, originating from, or restricted to a particular place or locality.

  • 2Mathematics and Physics. Designating an operation or property of a topological space that is not applicable only to a specified neighbourhood in the space; (specifically in quantum theory) relating to the phenomenon whereby properties of isolated systems which are not causally related classically or relativistically may depend on each other.

noun

  • A person who does not inhabit, or is not associated with, a particular place or locality.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From non- + local.

Pronunciation

non-local

/nɒnˈləʊkl/