non

Definitions

  • One of the 'non-com Mish.' 159
    One of the 'non-com Mish.' 159
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv non negation of a word or group of words "he does not speak French","she is not going","they are not friends","not many","not much","not at all"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Evans's Non-Condensing Engine Evans's Non-Condensing Engine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world record for rocking non-stop in a rocking chair is 480 hours held by Dennis Easterling, of Atlanta, Georgia
    • a Non nŏn No; not. See No a.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A Singapore singing group by the name of "The Oriental Singers," sang non-stop for 74 hours and five minutes
    • non A Middle English form of none.
    • n non A Middle English form of noon.
    • non Not.
    • non Not; a prefix freely used in English to give a negative sense to words. It is applicable to any word. It differs from un- in that it denotes mere negation or absence of the thing or quality, while un- often denotes the opposite of the thing or quality. Examples are non- residence, non- performance, non- existence, non- payment, non- concurrence, non -admission, non -contagious, non -emphatic, non- fossiliferous. The compounds with this prefix are often arbitrary and as a rule self-explaining. Only the most important of them are given below.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Regular coffee drinkers have about one-third less asthma symptoms than those non-coffee drinkers. So says a Harvard researcher who studied 20,000 people.
    • adv Non non not, a Latin word used as a prefix, as in ns. Non-abil′ity, want of ability; Non-accept′ance, want of acceptance: refusal to accept; Non-ac′cess (law), absence of opportunity for marital commerce; Non-acquaint′ance, want of acquaintance; Non-acquiesc′ence, refusal of acquiescence; Non-admiss′ion, refusal of admission: failure to be admitted; Non-alienā′tion, state of not being alienated: failure to alienate; Non-appear′ance, failure or neglect to appear, esp. in a court of law; Non-arrī′val, failure to arrive; Non-attend′ance, a failure to attend: absence; Non-atten′tion, inattention; Non′-claim, a failure to make claim within the time limited by law; Non-com′batant, any one connected with an army who is there for some other purpose than that of fighting, as a surgeon, &c.: a civilian in time of war
    • n Non a member of a force who is not able, for some reason, to take part in active service
    • n Non a soldier who has not yet undergone the full number of drills
    • n Non one not predestined to salvation
    • n Non something that may be done without
    • n Non in ancient medicine, anything not considered of the essence of man, but necessary to his well-being, as air, food, sleep, rest, &c
    • n Non one who does not do so, as a landlord, clergyman, &c
    • v.t Non to record that a plaintiff drops his suit
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
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    “The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.”
  • Sir Max Beerbohm
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    “The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “He who would be a man must therefore be a non-conformist.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Experience is largely non-transferable.”
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor%20Hugo
    “For prying into any human affairs, non are equal to those whom it does not concern.”
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    “Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred -- this is the law of eternal.”

Usage

In literature:

Non suis, non es, non est.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
THE ETHER IS NON-ATOMIC.
"The Machinery of the Universe" by Amos Emerson Dolbear
The new Exide cover, which does not use the non-flooding feature, is also shown.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
It will have a quite special liability to lapse into a non-homogeneous state.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
B. Conine, Non-Partisan; Mrs. Evangeline Heartz, Populist, all of Denver.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
It was non-partisan and non-sectarian and its objects were three-fold: 1.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
The unifying theme in the resolves were calls for "non-importation, non-exportation, and non-consumption".
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
They are non-strenuous rocks, lifted up out of a non-strenuous sea.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
The Usipii, however, are the first non-Roman soldiers mentioned by name.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
It seldom affords full protection to the non-union men who work during a strike.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
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In poetry:

Spesso la destra--la cerea tavola
Avvicinava;--ma sulla tenue
Veste che la copriva
Non un verso scolpiva.
"Anacreonte" by Ferdinando Fontana
Nojata e gelida--la Pitonessa
Sonar nel tempio--non intendea
Che d'una vecchia--la voce fessa
Cui, sorda, Igea
"Il Secolo Di Pericle" by Ferdinando Fontana
Ai regni inesplorati, agli ideali
"Che tu cercando vai,
"A cui le menti, che han tarpate l'ali
"Non arrivano mai."
"Ditirambo" by Ferdinando Fontana
And if a song is simply gaining
Your heart with non-predicted grace,
All vanish -- only they are reigning:
The stars, the singer, and the space!
""To cure wounds is so rigid"" by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
Thinking about death I can't sleep.
And not sleeping, I think about death.
And life runs the same as the flight.
And every being is for non-being created.
"Insomnia" by Jakobus Cornelis Bloem
Ride, si sapis, o puella, ride,
Pelignus, puto, dixerat poeta;
Sed non dixerat omnibus puellis;
Et si dixerat omnibus puellis,
Non dixit tibi. Tu puella non es.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =Second Dialogue=" by Giordano Bruno

In news:

The spirit of parity is twofold: cover both physical and mental disorders and pay for non-experimental, standard-of-care treatments.
The goal of non- assertive behavior is usually to avoid conflict.
This ranking is from the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan tax research group.
NON-OLYMPIC TV 7 am Golf: Lyoness Open final round (men.
What happens in the Emergency Operations Center during a non-emergency.
Writer and professor Priscilla Uppal is serving as "Poet in Residence" for Canadian Athletes Now, a non-profit group supporting Canada's athletes at the 2012 London Olympics.
Writer and professor Priscila Uppal is serving as "Poet in Residence" for Canadian Athletes Now, a non-profit group supporting Canada's athletes at the 2012 London Olympics.
HFMA members, non-members, and AHRMM non-members register here.
For you non-farm people, augers are built to move grain like wheat and corn.
Illinois Comptroller says struggling non-profits will get payment priority.
Three years ago, 76 percent of non-interest checking accounts were free of charge.
Church members stand in to be baptized in the names of the deceased non-Mormons, a ritual the church says is required for them to reach heaven.
Gogol Bordello Non-Stop Directed by Margarita Jimeno Lorber Films Opens September 11, Cinema Village.
The Art of Non-Fiction: Favorite Non-Fiction Children's Books about American History.
More than 70% of US energy is used for non-transportation purposes, with the majority (60%) of all non-transport needs being met with electrons .
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In science:

The following qualitative argument suggests the persistence of non-unimodular eigenvalues as N → ∞ for non-integrable dynamics.
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
However there may still be non trivial non-local (topological) degrees of freedom.
A note on topological brane theories
Thus when the resampling transformation is non-linear the resulting resampled process is non-stationary.
Resampled random processes in gravitational-wave data analysis
Sλ := {J ∈ G ′ | ΦJ ⋆ Φλ = Φλ} . A label with non-trivial stabilizer is also called a fixed point . S J λ,µ can be non-zero only if both λ and µ are fixed points of J .
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
The energy difference between such SAT and UNSAT instances is non extensive and therefore non detectable by the usual β → ∞ statistical mechanics studies.
Phase coexistence and finite-size scaling in random combinatorial problems
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