noncentral

adjective
non·​cen·​tral | \ ˌnän-ˈsen-trəl How to pronounce noncentral (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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