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 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, "Disney Looks to Sell TrueX, Ad-Tech Firm It Absorbed From Fox," 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., "PG&E warns nearly 800,000 Californians about possible power cut," 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, "Trump 'apoplectic' in call with Boris Johnson over Huawei decision," 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, "Meetup was a darling of the tech industry. But can it survive WeWork?," 26 Dec. 2019 SoftBank’s overhaul of WeWork involves getting out of noncore businesses and focusing on profitable markets. Peter Eavis, New York Times, "WeWork Lost $1.25 Billion in Third Quarter," 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, "Here’s 2 chances to see sign-language Christmas performances," 3 Dec. 2019 In this kind of contract, the company fronts the substantial investment to launch the program, manages noncore program functions, and takes a cut of revenue in return (60 percent of tuition is standard, according to Eduventures). Katerina Manoff, The Atlantic, "How They (Online Graduate Programs) Get You," 14 Aug. 2019 The decision Thursday evening also allows the country’s largest state enterprise, oil major Petróleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, to continue its sale of noncore assets. ... Paulo Trevisani, WSJ, "Brazil Ruling Eases Sales of State-Owned Subsidiaries," 7 June 2019

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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Legal Definition of non-core

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

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