non·​di·​rect·​ed ˌnän-də-ˈrek-təd How to pronounce nondirected (audio)
: not subject to supervision, regulation, or direction : not directed
nondirected learning
: not directed for a specific use or purpose
made a nondirected donation to her favorite charity
especially : of, relating to, or being an organ donation in which the donor does not designate a particular recipient
a nondirected kidney donation
nondirected donors

Examples of nondirected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year Vox’s own Dylan Matthews gave a kidney to a stranger in what is called a nondirected donation, inspiring his colleague German Lopez to do the same in March. Ted Alcorn, Vox, 23 Apr. 2018 About one in six people who initially volunteer for a nondirected kidney donation go on to donate. Mike Hixenbaugh, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondirected was in 1824

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Cite this Entry

“Nondirected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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