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noncharacter

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

Definition of noncharacter

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

First Known Use of noncharacter

1903

in the meaning defined above

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noncharacter

adjective

Definition of noncharacter

: 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

1922

in the meaning defined above

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