noncore

adjective non·core \ ˌnän-ˈkȯr \

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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First Known Use of noncore

1938

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non-core

adjective \ ˌnän-ˈkōr \

legal Definition of non-core

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

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