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non-appearance
noun failing or neglecting to appear, especially in a court of law.


non-attendance
noun failure to attend; absence.


non-attributable
adjective said of a press statement, etc: having a source that is not able or permitted to be disclosed.
non-attributably adverb .


non-belligerent
adjective taking no part in a war.
noun a non-belligerent country.


non-classified
adjective said of information: not classified as secret.


non-co-operation
noun failure or refusal to co-operate.


non-com
noun , colloq a non-commissioned officer.


non-combatant
noun
1 any member of the armed forces whose duties do not include fighting, eg a surgeon or chaplain.
2 in time of war: a civilian.


non-comedogenic
adjective said of cosmetics: not liable to block the pores of the skin, or cause blackheads or spots.


non-commissioned officer
noun (abbreviation NCO) an officer such as a corporal or sergeant, appointed from the lower ranks of the armed forces, not by being given a commission.


non-committal
adjective avoiding expressing a definite opinion or decision.
non-committally adverb .


non-communicant
noun
1 Christianity someone who does not take communion on any particular occasion or in general.
2 someone who has not yet communicated.


non-conductor
noun a substance that does not conduct heat, electricity or sound.
non-conducting adjective .


non-content
adjective in the House of Lords: someone who casts a negative vote.


non-contributory
adjective
1 said of a pension scheme: paid for by the employer, without contributions from the employee.
2 said of a state benefit: not dependent on the payment of National Insurance contributions.


non-custodial
adjective said of a judicial sentence: not involving imprisonment.


non-dairy
adjective said of foods: containing no dairy produce.


non-denominational
adjective
1 not linked with any particular religious denomination.
2 for the use or participation of members of all denominations.


non-destructive testing
noun the testing of structures or metals, etc, for flaws without impairing their quality.


non-drip
adjective said of paint: not liable to drip when being applied.


non-effective mil
adjective unfit or unavailable for service.
noun a member of a force who is unfit or unavailable for active service.


non-elective
adjective not chosen, especially by election.


non-Euclidean geometry
noun , maths any system of geometry that is not based on the theories of the Greek mathematician Euclid.


non-event
noun an event that fails to live up to its promise; a disappointing event.


non-executive director
noun a director of a company who is not employed full-time by the company, but brought in as an advisor.


non-fat
adjective said of food: having had the fat removed.


non-feasance
noun , law omission of something which ought to be, or ought to have been, done.
[16c: from French faisance doing, from faire to do]


non-ferrous
adjective said of metals:
1 not iron or steel.
2 not containing iron.


non-fiction
noun literature concerning factual characters or events He only reads non-fiction .
adjective said of a literary work: factual.
non-fictional adjective .


non-flammable
adjective not liable to catch fire or burn easily.


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