noncommunicating

adjective non·com·mu·ni·cat·ing \ ˌnän-kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā-tiŋ \
variants: or non-communicating

Definition of noncommunicating

: not communicating: such as
a : unable or not tending to communicate information, thoughts, or feelings
  • noncommunicating patients
  • Civilization is uncivil because human beings are divided into non-communicating sects, races, nations, classes and cliques.
  • —John Dewey
b : not allowing passage from one to another
  • two separate, noncommunicating compartments

First Known Use of noncommunicating

1691

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