Definition of nonconference in US English:

nonconference

adjective

North American
  • Denoting or relating to a sports contest involving teams that do not belong to the same conference.

    ‘a premier NHL nonconference game’
    ‘UCLA squeaked through its nonconference schedule’
    • ‘Cooney was a sharp three-point shooter during non-conference play.’
    • ‘That will leave 3 playoff spots for the best deserving of the non-conference champs.’
    • ‘The Stadium is too small to attract a quality nonconference opponent.’
    • ‘The Broncos improved to 22-10 against their local nonconference rival.’
    • ‘The two teams played in a two-game non-conference series during the 2012-13 season.’
    • ‘Indiana has shot a combined 60.4 percent from the field in two games en route to a 29th consecutive nonconference win at home.’
    • ‘Also, Atlantic Hockey tends to play a comparatively small nonconference slate.’
    • ‘The nonconference season opener for both teams had been postponed by Hurricane Isaac.’
    • ‘Illinois has the worst non-conference home schedule in a generation.’
    • ‘Ben Brust scored 11 for the Badgers in their nonconference finale.’

Pronunciation

nonconference

/ˌnänˈkänf(ə)rəns//ˌnɑnˈkɑnf(ə)rəns/