noncarrier

noun

non·​car·​ri·​er ˌnän-ˈker-ē-ər How to pronounce noncarrier (audio)
-ˈka-rē-
: 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
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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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncarrier was in 1910

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“Noncarrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncarrier. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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