non·​con·​tact | \ ˌnän-ˈkän-ˌtakt How to pronounce noncontact (audio) \

Definition of noncontact

: not involving contact: such as
a : not relating to or normally involving body contact between players a noncontact sport/injury
b : not requiring or involving contact with the body a noncontact thermometer noncontact imaging/sensors

Examples of noncontact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sophomore’s role increased with the departure of Bentavious Thompson and the season-ending injury to R.J. Harvey, who blew out his ACL in a noncontact drill during fall camp. Matt Murschel,, 3 Sep. 2021 The two passengers, like Millington, are still working, on noncontact status, pending the completion of the internal investigation, police said. Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2021 On Monday, their second camp practice together, the first-round pick didn’t go for long before suffering the noncontact injury. Jonas Shaffer,, 12 Aug. 2021 Hill tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a noncontact situation in preseason camp and is out for the season, coach Dan Mullen said. Edgar Thompson,, 12 Aug. 2021 Thermal imaging cameras are made up of many microbolometers that detect temperature in a different, much more sensitive way than noncontact thermometers. ABC News, 8 Aug. 2021 The defense also was able to collapse the pocket on several occasions, forcing Ravens quarterbacks to scramble out of the pocket in the noncontact drills. Daniel Oyefusi,, 17 June 2021 After skating in Wednesday’s practice in a noncontact jersey, Lauzon was a full participant Thursday and expects to return to action against the Islanders., 27 May 2021 The officers, all from the sixth police district and hired recently, were put on what is called noncontact status, meaning they are not allowed to have any interactions with the public during the course of the investigation. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of noncontact

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncontact.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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