non·​com·​pe·​ti·​tion ˌnän-ˌkäm-pə-ˈti-shən How to pronounce noncompetition (audio)
: an absence or lack of competition
They want their Ambers and their Alexanders to grow up in a cozy womb of noncompetitionRick Reilly
usually used before another noun
a noncompetition agreement
noncompetition clauses

Examples of noncompetition in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Act bans the use of post-employment noncompetition agreements. Lynne Curry | Alaska Workplace, Anchorage Daily News, 8 May 2023 Competition decision-making shouldn’t consider noncompetition factors. Bart Ziegler, WSJ, 7 Mar. 2022 For noncompetition sports, such as surfing, Garmin can report wave height and speed, while for backcountry skiing, the watch shows metrics such as vertical feet climbed. Nicole Nguyen, WSJ, 30 Oct. 2022 Chicago Southland International Film Festival, which also includes a noncompetition Governors State University Film Student Showcase on Oct. 14, features genres such as animation, comedy, documentary, drama, horror, science fiction and suspense. Jessi Virtusio, Chicago Tribune, 29 Sep. 2022 Thoroughbred of the Year is a noncompetition award given to an outstanding horse with a racing history, according to New Beginnings. Bill Jones,, 18 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncompetition was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Noncompetition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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