non·​eco·​nom·​ic ˌnän-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik How to pronounce noneconomic (audio)
: not economic
especially : having no economic importance or implication

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Yet despite these gestures, there has been little progress on most of the union’s top noneconomic priorities, such as grievance procedures, and the company has sought broad contract provisions that could substantially weaken the union. Noam Scheiber, New York Times, 22 May 2023 Kennedy wrote that the General Assembly provided exceptions to the cap in noneconomic damages, which includes losing the use of a limb, permanent and substantial physical deformity and an injury that permanently prevents a person from being able to independently care for themselves. cleveland, 16 Dec. 2022 In part that may be due to noneconomic factors. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, 18 Nov. 2022 The jury awarded $3.75 million to one patient and $3 million to the other, all of it for emotional harm and other noneconomic injury. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Apr. 2022 Drakeo’s son is suing for at least $25 million for noneconomic damages for life without his father, at least $25 million in economic damages for loss of earnings and financial support, and at least $10 million for Drakeo’s suffering prior to his death. Vulture, 3 Feb. 2022 Now Washington must become multilingual—to learn to examine noneconomic problems from other points of view. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 25 Oct. 2022 The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, seeks unspecified economic and noneconomic damages. oregonlive, 10 May 2022 Experts agree that the unions are finding newfound success because of worker anger about noneconomic issues. Chris Isidore, CNN, 11 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noneconomic was in 1856

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“Noneconomic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


: not economic
especially : having no economic importance or involvement
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