Nonjoinder Non·join"der noun (Law) The omission of some person who ought to have been made a plaintiff or defendant in a suit, or of some cause of action which ought to be joined.
Nonjurant Non·ju"rant adjective Nonjuring.
Nonjuring Non·ju"ring adjective [ French jurer to swear, or Latin jurare , jurari , to swear, from Latin jus , juris , right, law, justice. See Jury .] Not swearing allegiance; -- applied to the party in Great Britain that would not swear allegiance to William and Mary, or their successors.
Nonjuror Non·ju"ror noun (Eng. Hist.) One of those adherents of James II. who refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary, or to their successors, after the revolution of 1688; a Jacobite.
Nonjurorism Non·ju"ror·ism noun (Eng. Hist.) The doctrines, or action, of the Nonjurors.
Nonlimitation Non·lim`i·ta"tion noun Want of limitation; failure to limit.
Nonmalignant Non`ma·lig"nant adjective Not malignant, as a disease.
Nonmanufacturing Non·man`u·fac"tur·ing adjective Not carrying on manufactures.
Nonmedullated Non·med"ul·la`ted adjective Not medullated; (Anat.) without a medulla or marrow, or without a medullary sheath; as, a nonmedullated nerve fiber.
Nonmember Non·mem"ber noun One who is not a member.
Nonmembership Non·mem"ber·ship noun State of not being a member.
Nonmetal Non"met`al noun (Chemistry) Any one of the set of elements which, as contrasted with the metals, possess, produce, or receive, acid rather than basic properties; a metalloid; as, oxygen, sulphur, and chlorine are nonmetals .
Nonmetallic Non`me·tal"lic adjective 1. Not metallic. 2. (Chemistry) Resembling, or possessing the properties of, a nonmetal or metalloid; as, sulphur is a nonmetallic element.
Nonmoral Non·mor"al adjective Not moral nor immoral; having no connection with morals; not in the sphere of morals or ethics; not ethical.
Nonnatural Non·nat"u·ral adjective Not natural; unnatural.
Nonne Nonne noun A nun. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Nonnecessity Non`ne·ces"si·ty noun Absence of necessity; the quality or state of being unnecessary.
Nonnitrognous Non`ni·trog"nous adjective Devoid of nitrogen; as, a nonnitrogenous principle; a nonnitrogenous food. See the Note under Food , noun , 1.
Nonnucleated Non·nu"cle·a`ted adjective Without a nucleus.
Nonny Non"ny noun A silly fellow; a ninny.
Nonobedience Non`o·be"di·ence noun Neglect of obedience; failure to obey.
Nonobservance Non`ob·serv"ance noun Neglect or failure to observe or fulfill.
Nonoic No·no"ic adjective (Chemistry) Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, nonane; as, nonoic acid, which is also called pelargonic acid. Confer Pelargonic .
Nonone Non"one noun [ Non ane + - one , suffix denoting the third degree of unsaturation.] (Chemistry) Any one of several metameric unsaturated hydrocarbons (C 9 H 14 ) of the valylene series.
Nonoxygenous Non`ox·yg"e·nous adjective (Chemistry) Without oxygen; characterized by the absence of oxygen; as, a nonoxygenous alkaloid.
Nonpareil Non`pa·reil" noun [ See Nonpareil , adjective ] 1. Something of unequaled excellence; a peerless thing or person; a nonesuch; -- often used as a name. 2. [ French nonpareille .] (Print.) A size of type next smaller than minion and next larger than agate (or ruby ). » This line is printed in the type called nonpareil . 3. (Zoology) (a) A beautifully colored finch ( Passerina ciris ), native of the Southern United States. The male has the head and neck deep blue, rump and under parts bright red, back and wings golden green, and the tail bluish purple. Called also painted finch . (b) Any other similar bird of the same genus.
Nonpareil Non`pa·reil" adjective [ French, from non not + pareil equal, from Late Latin pariculus , dim. of Latin par equal. See Non , and Pair , Peer .] Having no equal; peerless.
Nonpayment Non·pay"ment noun Neglect or failure to pay.
Nonperformance Non`per·form"ance noun Neglect or failure to perform.
Nonphotobiotic Non·pho`to·bi·ot"ic adjective (Biol.) Capable of living without light; as, nonphotobiotic plant cells, or cells which habitually live in darkness.
Nonplane Non`plane" adjective (Math.) Not lying in one plane; -- said of certain curves.
Nonplus Non"plus noun
[ Latin non
not + plus
more, further. See Plural
.] A state or condition which baffles reason or confounds judgment; insuperable difficulty; inability to proceed or decide; puzzle; quandary.
Both of them are a perfect nonplus and baffle to all human understanding. South.
Nonplus Non"plus` transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Nonplused
; present participle & verbal noun Nonplusing
.] To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by embarrassment.
He has been nonplused by Mr. Dry's desiring him to tell what it was that he endeavored to prove. Spectator.
Nonpreparation Non·prep`a·ra"tion noun Neglect or failure to prepare; want of preparation.
Nonpresentation Non·pres`en·ta"tion noun Neglect or failure to present; state of not being presented.
Nonproduction Non`pro·duc"tion noun A failure to produce or exhibit.
Nonprofessional Non`pro·fes"sion·al adjective Not belonging to a profession; not done by, or proceeding from, professional men; contrary to professional usage.
Nonproficiency Non`pro·fi"cien·cy noun Want of proficiency; failure to make progress.
Nonproficient Non`pro·fi"cient noun One who has failed to become proficient.
Nonrecurrent Non`re·cur"rent adjective Not recurring.
Nonrecurring Non`re·cur"ring adjective Nonrecurrent.
Nonregardance Non`re·gard"ance noun Want of due regard; disregard; slight. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Nonregent Non`re"gent noun (Eng. Universities) A master of arts whose regency has ceased. See Regent .
Nonrendition Non`ren·di"tion noun Neglect of rendition; the not rendering what is due.
The nonrendition of a service which is due. S. E. Dwight.
Nonresemblance Non`re·sem"blance noun Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilarity.
Nonresidence Non·res"i·dence noun The state or condition of being nonresident, Swift.
Nonresident Non·res"i·dent adjective Not residing in a particular place, on one's own estate, or in one's proper place; as, a nonresident clergyman or proprietor of lands.
Nonresident Non·res"i·dent noun A nonresident person; one who does not reside in the State or jurisdiction.
Nonresistance Non`re·sist"ance noun The principles or practice of a nonresistant; passive obedience; submission to authority, power, oppression, or violence without opposition.
Nonresistant Non`re·sist"ant adjective Making no resistance.