non·​con·​form·​ing ˌnän-kən-ˈfȯr-miŋ How to pronounce nonconforming (audio)
: not in accordance or agreement with prevailing norms, standards, or customs : not conforming
a nonconforming loan
… America still tends to be a country convinced that its own ways are not only best but inevitable, a country where the nonconforming voice has a hard time being heard.Lawrence Lipking

Word History

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonconforming was in 1632

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Cite this Entry

“Nonconforming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

Legal Definition


: failing to conform or comply (as with contract requirements or specifications or a law)
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