1 prefix Non- is used in front of adjectives and nouns to form adjectives that describe something as not having a particular quality or feature.
...non-nuclear weapons..., ...non-verbal communication.
2 prefix Non- is used in front of nouns to form nouns which refer to situations where a particular action has not or will not take place.
He was disqualified from the council for non-attendance..., Both countries agreed that normal relations would be based on non-interference in each other's internal affairs.
3 prefix Non- is used in front of nouns to form nouns which refer to people who do not belong to a particular group or category.
Children of smokers are more likely to start smoking than are children of non-smokers.
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