non·​dom·​i·​nant ˌnän-ˈdä-mə-nənt How to pronounce nondominant (audio)
: not dominant
nondominant genes
done with the nondominant hand

Examples of nondominant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like writing backward, using my nondominant hand opened a different compartment in my brain. Joan Baez, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2023 Two shots to the head are rare in suicide attempts says Joe Parrish, but two shots using a nondominant hand to pull the trigger seemed nearly impossible to the longtime investigator. David Begnaud, CBS News, 25 Mar. 2023 In effect, both lefties and righties seem to become more adept at using their nondominant hand when externally motivated to do so—and digital technologies, with their indifference to organic asymmetry, seem to have provided the necessary motivation. WIRED, 9 Feb. 2023 Fold your cloth napkin in half, grasp the bottle from the base with your nondominant hand, place the napkin over the cork and grip with your dominant hand. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 30 Dec. 2022 Holding a husk on the nondominant hand, pointed end toward the body, spread a large dollop of masa on half of the top half of the husk, leaving ½ inch of clear space at the top. Minerva Orduño Rincón, USA TODAY, 23 Dec. 2022 Hold the shrimp in your nondominant hand with the outer, convex edge facing you. Meredith Schwartz, Bon Appétit, 4 July 2022 Eldridge told jurors that officers are required to carry their Taser on their nondominant side and their firearm on their dominant side. CBS News, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondominant was in 1940

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“Nondominant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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