non·​core | \ ˌnän-ˈkȯr How to pronounce noncore (audio) \

Definition of noncore

: not being a central or foundational part of something : not being or belonging to a core … the noncore content areas of art, music, and physical education …— Bomna Ko … businesses have redrawn their boundaries, making them both tight (as they focus on core competencies) and porous (as they outsource noncore work).— Thomas A. Stewart

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Recent Examples on the Web Uber has trimmed its losses during the health crisis, cutting staff and shedding noncore operations such as the company’s self-driving unit. Preetika Rana, WSJ, 10 Feb. 2022 Net sales fell 28% to $1.88 billion, as the company permanently closed some stores and sold noncore units. Matt Grossman, WSJ, 7 Jan. 2022 Disney, which considers the firm and its technology a noncore asset, didn’t invest in TrueX after the Fox deal, said people familiar with the matter. Sahil Patel, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2020 An additional 1,000 employees will leave as WeWork sells or closes down noncore businesses, like a private school in Manhattan that WeWork set up., 19 Nov. 2019 The leaders spoke last week after the British government defied the United States in allowing Huawei to build noncore elements of the network. Caitlin Yilek, Washington Examiner, 6 Feb. 2020 As tension builds at WeWork to divest its noncore businesses, Siegel has a mandate to find a buyer, and to do so within the next month or two. Alyssa Newcomb, NBC News, 26 Dec. 2019 SoftBank’s overhaul of WeWork involves getting out of noncore businesses and focusing on profitable markets. Peter Eavis, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2019 DuVall, who is 32, was named 2020’s teacher of the year for noncore subjects at the school, Cook said. Don Maines, Houston Chronicle, 3 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of noncore

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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Legal Definition of non-core

: of, relating to, or being a non-core proceeding


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