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 Our kitchen employees are scanned with a noncontact thermometer upon arrival and provided with gloves (changed frequently) and face masks for use during their shifts. Rachel King, Fortune, "The Coronavirus Economy: The fine dining veterans aspiring to elevate frozen food," 16 June 2020 Vela came up limping on a noncontact play during the second half of LAFC's 2-0 loss to the LA Galaxy on Saturday. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, "LAFC's Carlos Vela has knee injury, likely out a few weeks," 25 Aug. 2020 Going to the grocery store or playing a noncontact sport like tennis are low-risk activities, while going to a bar or attending a crowded indoor religious service are high-risk activities. Jason Bae, STAT, "Instead of lockdowns, teach people how to socialize safely in the time of coronavirus," 13 Aug. 2020 Schools have generally done a good job mitigating the virus's spread during voluntary workouts and noncontact practices over the last month. Ralph D. Russo,, "College football in the spring: When? How much? Who plays?," 12 Aug. 2020 He has been suspended from duty on noncontact status, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said., "Chad Wolf defends Trump administration’s Portland protest response," 6 Aug. 2020 The board didn’t even consider the noncontact sports option. Mike Hutton,, "Football notes: Returning from ACL injury, Lake Central linebacker Sam Long relieved his senior season remains on track," 6 Aug. 2020 He was last assigned to the 1st District in central D.C. but has been suspended from duty on noncontact status, police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "D.C. officer accused of using illegal chokeholds on 2 in 2018," 5 Aug. 2020 Avs winger Joonas Donskoi briefly skated on his own in a red, noncontact sweater Sunday before practice. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Avalanche looking to dig out of 4-7-1 funk with more grit," 12 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of noncontact

1879, in the meaning defined above

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22 Sep 2020

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“Noncontact.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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