non·​con·​trol·​ling ˌnän-kən-ˈtrō-liŋ How to pronounce noncontrolling (audio)
: not having, providing, or constituting a controlling interest in a corporation
noncontrolling shareholders/investors
had a noncontrolling interest in the company

Examples of noncontrolling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Boeing shareholders are on the hook for a $414 million loss in the first quarter, with another $11 million loss attributed to a noncontrolling interest. David Koenig, ajc, 26 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncontrolling was in 1861

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“Noncontrolling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Legal Definition


: not controlling
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