nonevent

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noun non·event \ ˈnän-i-ˌvent , ˌnän-i-ˈvent \

Definition of nonevent

1 a :an expected event that fails to take place or to satisfy expectations
b :an often highly publicized event of little intrinsic interest or significance
2 :an occurrence that is officially ignored

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First Known Use of nonevent

1936


NONEVENT Defined for English Language Learners

nonevent

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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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