non·​com·​pet·​i·​tor ˌnän-kəm-ˈpe-tə-tər How to pronounce noncompetitor (audio)
plural noncompetitors
: one that does not compete : a person, company, etc., that is not a competitor
About 600 to 700 attendees are expected to attend along with hundreds of noncompetitors, guests, and officials.Jeanne Muchnick
… resisted the commission's suggestion that it sell a stake to a competitor, instead offering … to sell up to 19.9 percent of the aviation financing business to a noncompetitor.Andrew Ross Sorkin and Paul Meller

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncompetitor was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Noncompetitor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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