non·​car·​ri·​er | \ ˌnän-ˈker-ē-ər How to pronounce noncarrier (audio) , -ˈka-rē- \

Definition of noncarrier

: someone or something that is not a carrier: such as
a : an individual who is not a carrier of a genetic trait, a disease, etc. a noncarrier of hemophilia
b : an organization that is not a telecommunications company The sharp increase in sales of nonconventional communications equipment explains much of the rise in purchases of telecommunications equipment by noncarriers in the 1980s.— Ronald A. Cass and John R. Haring

Other Words from noncarrier

noncarrier adjective
noncarrier patients noncarrier phones

Examples of noncarrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Especially in those younger than 70, presence of autoantibodies strongly correlated with an increased relative risk of death compared to their noncarrier counterparts. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 21 June 2022

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First Known Use of noncarrier

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncarrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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