non·​cen·​tral ˌnän-ˈsen-trəl How to pronounce noncentral (audio)
: not central: such as
: not containing or constituting a center
To read through the bifocal portion, the wearer must lower the eyes and use a noncentral portion of the lens.Clifford W. Brooks and Irvin Borish
: not situated at, in, or near a center
… green cabs, which service outer boroughs and noncentral parts of Manhattan …Alison Griswold
Activists complained at the forum that the meeting was deliberately held in a noncentral location …Wren Abbott
: not of primary importance
noncentral issues

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncentral was in 1848

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“Noncentral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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