nondirected

adjective
non·​di·​rect·​ed | \ ˌnän-də-ˈrek-təd How to pronounce nondirected (audio) , -(ˌ)dī- \

Definition of nondirected

1 : not subject to supervision, regulation, or direction : not directed nondirected learning
2 : 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, "Thousands of organs are lost before they can be donated. Here’s how to save them.," 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, "Kidney donor finds reward in saving someone’s life," 1 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of nondirected

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nondirected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondirected. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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