non·​elec·​tric | \ ˌnän-i-ˈlek-trik How to pronounce nonelectric (audio) , -ē- \
variants: or less commonly nonelectrical \ ˌnän-​i-​ˈlek-​tri-​kəl How to pronounce nonelectric (audio) , -​ē-​ \

Definition of nonelectric

: not electric nonelectric cooking appliances a nonelectric guitar

Examples of nonelectric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fine for nonelectric vehicles in spaces designated with electric-vehicle charging equipment will result in a $100 penalty. Sam Janesch, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2022 This means improving building efficiency and exploring nonelectric cooling technologies where applicable. Brooke Bowser, Scientific American, 10 May 2022 One reason: EVs tend to cost more than their nonelectric counterparts. Paul A. Eisenstein, NBC News, 16 Mar. 2022 The company estimates the home’s carbon reduction is equivalent to removing 46 nonelectric cars from the road for a year. Helena Madden, Robb Report, 27 Feb. 2022 Gohara's recommendation is the Versed Skincare Instant Gratification, a nonelectric option that features a reusable, slip-free handle. Sarah Y. Wu, Glamour, 21 Dec. 2021 Purchases by individuals, especially of e-motorcycles, which tend to be more expensive than nonelectric models, are more rare in Africa because of low incomes and scarce credit mechanisms. Alexandra Wexler, WSJ, 16 May 2021 During the recent freeze and power outages, the area’s city council member called needing nonelectric lights. Dallas News, 12 Mar. 2021 Electric pickups are likely to cost more up-front than nonelectric ones for a while yet—the average full-size pickup is $50,000, according to Kelley Blue Book—but buyers may save money in the long run. Aarian Marshall, Wired, 22 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of nonelectric

1742, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2022

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“Nonelectric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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