noncentral

adjective non·cen·tral \ ˌnän-ˈsen-trəl \

Definition of noncentral

:not central: such as
a :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
b :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
c :not of primary importance
  • noncentral issues

First Known Use of noncentral

1848


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