non·​con·​fer·​ence | \ ˌnän-ˈkän-f(ə-)rən(t)s How to pronounce nonconference (audio) , -fərn(t)s \

Definition of nonconference

: not of, relating to, or occurring within a conference especially : of, relating to, or involving play between athletic teams that do not belong to the same conference (as in college football or basketball) nonconference games/opponents a nonconference victory … facing a brutal nonconference schedule that included away games against Texas, North Carolina, Kansas, Arizona and Kentucky … — Tim Crothers

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Recent Examples on the Web The Blue Devils simply don’t lose nonconference home games — this was their 148th consecutive victory against a non-ACC opponent at Cameron — but there were plenty of teachable moments for Krzyzewski’s young team. Joedy Mccreary, The Denver Post, "Tre Jones leads No. 4 Duke past Colorado State," 8 Nov. 2019 The Cardinal have won their past 21 nonconference home games; their last such loss was a 21-14 decision to Notre Dame in 2007. Steve Kroner,, "Stanford vs. Northwestern football preview: Players to watch, story lines, TV info," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of nonconference

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonconference.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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