non·​com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tion ˌnän-kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce noncommunication (audio)
: a lack of communication
But these periods of noncommunication made our home seem both icy and like a tinderbox—all at the same time.Amy Dickinson

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These are transceivers designed to operate in narrow radio frequency bands that were originally allocated for noncommunication purposes, such as RF heating. IEEE Spectrum, 25 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncommunication was in 1648

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“Noncommunication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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