Definition of nonevent
1a : an expected event that fails to take place or to satisfy expectationsb : an often highly publicized event of little intrinsic interest or significance
2 : an occurrence that is officially ignored
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If her forecast is right, the Fed policy meeting on Wednesday will turn out to be a nonevent in a gradual return to normal policy.
The election of a state party chair, who traditionally leads fundraising and candidate recruitment efforts, is a nonevent for most voters.
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Definition of nonevent for English Language Learners
: an event that is much less interesting or important than it was expected to be
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