: keeping within the range 0 to 9 by adding or dropping tens
in noncarrying addition and subtraction 3+9=2 and 3−9=4
see additive entry 2 sense 3

Word History


non- entry 1 + carrying, present participle of carry, verb

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near noncarrying

Cite this Entry

“Noncarrying.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!