non·aligned | \ˌnän-ə-ˈlīnd \

Definition of nonaligned 

: not allied with other nations and especially with either the Communist or the non-Communist blocs

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nonalignment \ˌnän-ə-ˈlīn-mənt \ noun

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That began to change after nonaligned India tested its first nuclear weapon in 1974. The Christian Science Monitor, "Pressure mounts on global efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation," 29 May 2018 Many of the countries known as the G77, a group of nonaligned nations that actually has 134 members, often vote opposite the United States. Carol Morello, Washington Post, "Foreign aid cuts proposed, but ‘friends’ might be protected," 12 Feb. 2018 What remains of the nonaligned bloc is more nostalgic whimsy than an influential group of nations. Azita Raji, WSJ, "Russia’s Cold War With Scandinavia," 28 Aug. 2017 In the sometimes divisive years of second-wave feminism, Atwood reserved the right to remain nonaligned. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "Margaret Atwood, the Prophet of Dystopia," 7 Apr. 2017 The resolution seeking an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice was strongly backed by African and nonaligned nations, winning approval on a vote of 94-15 with 65 abstentions. Edith M. Lederer, The Seattle Times, "World Court opinion sought on UK-Mauritius islands dispute," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of nonaligned

1954, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nonaligned

: not having made an official agreement to receive support from and give support to one extremely powerful country (such as the U.S. or the U.S.S.R.) rather than another

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