non·​com·​mu·​ni·​cat·​ing ˌnän-kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tiŋ How to pronounce noncommunicating (audio)
variants or non-communicating
: not communicating: such as
: unable or not tending to communicate information, thoughts, or feelings
noncommunicating patients
Communicating groups managed the resource significantly more effectively than did noncommunicating groups.Darwyn E. Linder
: not allowing passage from one to another
two separate, noncommunicating compartments

Word History

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncommunicating was in 1691

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Cite this Entry

“Noncommunicating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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