noncharacter

noun
non·char·ac·ter | \ˌnän-ˈker-ik-tər, -ˈka-rik-\

Definition of noncharacter 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a person or thing that is not a character distinguishing characters from noncharacters in scanned text

2 : a character in a dramatic or literary work who is not important or interesting She's onstage the rest of the time as the ship's communications officer, one of the background noncharacters.— Sam Hurwitt

noncharacter

adjective

Definition of noncharacter (Entry 2 of 2)

: not of, relating to, being, or involving a character or characters a noncharacter narrator noncharacter animation also : not associated with a character (as from a movie) for product promotion noncharacter toys/branding

First Known Use of noncharacter

Noun

1903, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1922, in the meaning defined above

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