non·​ac·​a·​dem·​ic | \ ˌnän-ˌa-kə-ˈde-mik How to pronounce nonacademic (audio) \

Definition of nonacademic

: not relating to a school or formal education : not academic a nonacademic job nonacademic achievements enjoying some nonacademic summer reading

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nonacademic noun
In addition to journalists and photographers … many other nonacademics had flocked to this pair of lectures. — Carl Djerassi

Examples of nonacademic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Located inside the school, the Family Resource Center is designed to help families overcome nonacademic barriers to success by connecting them with health and social services, academic enrichment and more. Megan Becka, cleveland, "United Way of Summit County opens Family Resource Center at Robinson CLC," 7 Oct. 2019 To help pay for some of those athletic and other nonacademic needs, the district signed a 25-year naming rights agreement with Acuity Insurance. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Grafton School Board approved field turf for its baseball and softball fields. Here's what you need to know.," 10 July 2019 Willow Harrington, who heads nonacademic accountability efforts at the California Charter Schools Association, was connecting the dots of the A3 network and looking into its practices during the same time the DA’s investigation was going on. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "How does a $50 million charter scam work? Here’s what happened in California (before 11 people were indicted).," 17 June 2019 Photo: Lauren McFalls/Bloomberg News Harvard said the reports weren’t shared widely because they were based on a preliminary analysis that didn’t take into account nonacademic factors. Nicole Hong And Melissa Korn, WSJ, "The Secrets of Getting Into Harvard Were Once Closely Guarded. That’s About to Change.," 11 Oct. 2018 Individuals also can be held accountable under the nonacademic misconduct code. Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW suspends Kappa Sigma after woman nearly hit by falling television at party," 5 July 2018 Kieznerds organizers had hoped that a considerable part of the audience would be nonacademic. Science News Staff, Science | AAAS, "A final dash across the United States: Updates from the 2018 March for Science," 14 Apr. 2018 Kaiser Permanente's effort appears to be unique among nonacademic medical institutions. Michael Hiltzik,, "Kaiser Permanente will start filling the vacuum in gun research with a $2-million study program," 11 Apr. 2018 That initiative will allow the district to track students' skills — both academic and nonacademic — from kindergarten through the 12th grade. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "Check out Superintendent Marty Pollio’s 5-point plan to reshape JCPS," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of nonacademic

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonacademic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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