Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Non-ego noun [ Latin , not I.] (Metaph.) The union of being and relation as distinguished from, and contrasted with, the ego . See Ego .

Non-Episcopal adjective Not Episcopal; not pertaining to the Episcopal church or system.

Non-feasance noun [ Prefix non- + Old French faisance a doing, from faire to do.] (Law) An omission or neglect to do something, esp. that which ought to have been done. Confer Malfeasance .

Noncondensible adjective Not condensible; incapable of being liquefied; -- said of gases.

Noncondensing adjective (Steam Engine) Not condensing; discharging the steam from the cylinder at a pressure nearly equal to or above that of the atmosphere and not into a condenser.

Nonconducting adjective Not conducting; not transmitting a fluid or force; thus, in electricity, wax is a nonconducting substance.

Nonconduction noun The quality of not being able to conduct or transmit; failure to conduct.

Nonconductor noun (Physics) A substance which does not conduct, that is, convey or transmit, heat, electricity, sound, vibration, or the like, or which transmits them with difficulty; an insulator; as, wool is a nonconductor of heat; glass and dry wood are nonconductors of electricity.

Nonconforming adjective Not conforming; declining conformity; especially, not conforming to the established church of a country.

Nonconformist noun One who does not conform to an established church; especially, one who does not conform to the established church of England; a dissenter.

Nonconformity noun Neglect or failure of conformity; especially, in England, the neglect or refusal to unite with the established church in its rites and modes of worship.

Nonconstat noun [ Law Latin ] It does not appear; it is not plain or clear; it does not follow.

Noncontagious adjective Not contagious; not catching; not communicable by contact. -- Non`con*ta"gious*ness , noun

Noncontent noun (British House of Lords) One who gives a negative vote; -- sometimes abridged into noncon. or non con.

Noncontributing, Noncontributory adjective Not contributing.

Nonda noun (Botany) The edible plumlike fruit of the Australian tree, Parinarium Nonda .

Nondecane noun [ Latin nonus ninth + dec em ten.] (Chemistry) A hydrocarbon of the paraffin series, a white waxy substance, C 19 H 40 ; -- so called from the number of carbon atoms in the molecule.

Nondeciduate adjective (Anat.) Characterized by the absence of a decidua; indeciduate.

Nondelivery noun A neglect or failure of delivery; omission of delivery.

Nondeposition noun A failure to deposit or throw down.

Nondescript adjective [ Prefix non- + Latin descriptus described.] Not hitherto described; novel; hence, odd; abnormal; unclassifiable.

Nondescript noun A thing not yet described; that of which no account or explanation has been given; something abnormal, or hardly classifiable.

Nondevelopment noun Failure or lack of development.

Nondiscovery noun Want or failure of discovery.

Nondo noun (Botany) A coarse umbelliferous plant ( Ligusticum actæifolium ) with a large aromatic root. It is found chiefly in the Alleghany region. Also called Angelico .

None adjective & pron. [ Middle English none , non , nan , no , na , Anglo-Saxon nān , from ne not + ān one. .... See No , adjective & adverb , One , and confer Non- , Null , adjective ]


1. No one; not one; not anything; -- frequently used also partitively, or as a plural, not any.

There is none that doeth good; no, not one.
Ps. xiv. 3.

Six days ye shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none .
Ex. xvi. 26.

Terms of peace yet none
Vouchsafed or sought.
Milton.

None of their productions are extant.
Blair.

2. No; not any; -- used adjectively before a vowel, in old style; as, thou shalt have none assurance of thy life.

None of , not at all; not; nothing of; -- used emphatically. "They knew that I was none of the register that entered their admissions in the universities." Fuller. -- None-so-pretty (Botany) , the Saxifraga umbrosa . See London pride (a) , under London .

None noun [ French] Same as Nones , 2.

Noneffective adjective
1. Not effective.

2. (Mil.) Not fit or available for duty.

Nonelastic adjective Not having elasticity.

Nonelect noun sing. & plural (Theol.) A person or persons not elected, or chosen, to salvation.

Nonelection noun Failure of election.

Nonelectric noun (Physics) A substance that is not an electric; that which transmits electricity, as a metal.

Nonelectric, Nonelectrical adjective Not electric; conducting electricity.

Nonemphatic, Nonemphatical adjective Having no emphasis; unemphatic.

Nonentity noun ; plural Nonentities


1. Nonexistence; the negation of being.

2. A thing not existing. South.

3. A person or thing of little or no account. [ Colloq.]

Nones noun plural [ Latin nonae , so called because it was the ninth day before the ides, from nonus ninth, from novem nine. See Nine , Nones , 2, Noon .]


1. (Roman Cal.) The fifth day of the months January, February, April, June, August, September, November, and December, and the seventh day of March, May, July, and October. The nones were nine days before the ides, reckoning inclusively, according to the Roman method.

2. [ French none , from Latin See Noon .] The canonical office, being a part of the Breviary, recited at noon (formerly at the ninth hour, 3 P. M. ) in the Roman Catholic Church.

3. The hour of dinner; the noonday meal. [ Obsolete]

At my supper and sometimes at nones .
P. Plowman.

Nonessential adjective Not essential.

Nonessential noun A thing not essential.

Nonesuch noun A person or thing of a sort that there is no other such; something extraordinary; a thing that has not its equal. It is given as a name to various objects, as to a choice variety of apple, a species of medic ( Medicago lupulina ), a variety of pottery clay, etc.

Nonet No*net"to noun [ From Latin nonus ninth, like English duet , from Latin duo .] (Mus.) A composition for nine instruments, rarely for nine voices.

Nonett noun (Zoology) The titmouse. [ Obsolete]

Nonexecution noun Neglect or failure of execution; nonperformance.

Nonexistence noun
1. Absence of existence; the negation of being; nonentity. A. Baxter.

2. A thing that has no existence. Sir T. Browne.

Nonexistent adjective Not having existence.

Nonexportation noun A failure of exportation; a not exporting of commodities.

Nonextensile adjective Not extensile; incapable of being stretched.

Nonfulfillment noun Neglect or failure to fulfill.

Nonillion noun [ Latin nonus ninth + -illion , as in English million .] According to the French and American notation, a thousand octillions, or a unit with thirty ciphers annexed; according to the English notation, a million octillions, or a unit with fifty-four ciphers annexed. See the Note under Numeration .

Nonimportation noun Want or failure of importation; a not importing of commodities.

Nonimporting adjective Not importing; not bringing from foreign countries.