Non meaning

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Used in the sense of not, to negate the meaning of the word to which it is prefixed.
prefix
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4
Obsolete form of none.
adverb
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3
Having the superficial aspect, but not the real value, of.

Nonbook, nonevent.

affix
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0
Non is defined as no.

An example of non used as an interjection is in the sentences, "Non! I don't want to go to the park today!" which means "No! I don't want to go to the park today!"

interjection
5
4
Having the value, but not the surface aspect or identity, of.

Noncandidate, noncampaign.

affix
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4
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Prevocalic form of nona-
prefix
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4
Non is defined as not or no.

An example of non used as a prefix is in the phrase, "non-essential," which means not essential.

prefix
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3
Not.

Noncombatant.

prefix
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3
No.
adverb
0
3

Origin of non

  • < L non, not < OL noenum < ne-, negative particle (see no) + oinom, one

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin nōn not ne in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin nona (“nine").

    From Wiktionary