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Meaning of non- by Wiktionary Dictionary

non-


    Etymology 1

    From Latin non, from Old Latin noenu, noenum, from neoenum ( “not one” ). See none .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈnɒn/

    Preposition

    non-

    1. Used in the sense of not, to negate the meaning of the word to which it is prefixed .
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    Etymology 2

    From Latin nona ( “nine” ) .

    Pronunciation

    Preposition

    non-

    1. Prevocalic form of nona-
    Derived terms

    non

    By Wiktionary ( 2012/08/11 20:30 UTC Version )

    Adverb

    non

    1. Obsolete form of none .



Definition of non- by GCIDE Dictionary

non-


  1. Non- ( nŏn- ) pref. [L. non, OL. noenu, noenum, fr. neoenum, lit., not one. See None.] A prefix used in the sense of not; un-; in-; as in nonattention, or non-attention, nonconformity, nonmetallic, nonsuit.

    ☞ The prefix non- may be joined to the leading word by means of a hyphen, or, in most cases, the hyphen may be dispensed with. The list of words having the prefix non- could easily be lengthened.