non·​ex·​clu·​sive | \ ˌnän-ik-ˈsklü-siv How to pronounce nonexclusive (audio) , -ziv \

Definition of nonexclusive

: not exclusive a nonexclusive club So when he was courted in 1984 for "Miami Vice," [Edward James] Olmos held out until he got a nonexclusive contract. Which came in handy when he wanted to make "Stand and Deliver."— David Mills

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Recent Examples on the Web The Sox’s game the next night against the visiting Seattle Mariners also is slated for ESPN, but that one is nonexclusive and might be subject to blackout in the Sox TV market. Phil Rosenthal,, "Does ESPN showcasing the White Sox over the Cubs in the 2021 ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ opener signal a shift in national perceptions?," 19 Nov. 2020 Amazon and its Twitch platform will continue to have nonexclusive rights to 11 Thursday-night games a season through 2022. Eben Novy-williams,, "Amazon to Get Exclusive NFL Games as Part of New Streaming Deal," 5 May 2020 Purdue will provide the molecules under a nonexclusive license at no cost to the university. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "New addiction research center receives trove of molecules from embattled opioidmaker," 20 Aug. 2019 This year, Facebook only has six nonexclusive games, though the social network has other partnerships with the league, including official fan groups for each team (MLB being the only major U.S. sports league with that setup). Jacob Feldman,, "What to Expect from YouTube's Exclusive Live MLB Game Broadcast," 18 July 2019 While there was a free version of MOSAIC, for-profit software companies purchased nonexclusive licenses to sell and support it. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "On This Day 25 Years Ago, the Web Became Public Domain," 30 Apr. 2018 The key decision: should Voxel8 sign an exclusive deal with one of the biggest players, or work out several nonexclusive supply arrangements with smaller brands? Scott Kirsner,, "This Somerville startup wants to change the way shoes are made," 20 Apr. 2018 Having signed a nonexclusive deal to live-stream 20 Major League Baseball games last year, the social network has obtained exclusive rights to show 25 games, beginning in April, in a deal valued at $30 million to $35 million, Bloomberg reports. Lara O’reilly, WSJ, "CMO Today: Facebook’s MLB Rights; The Rise of Muted Autoplay Ads; ‘Tweetdecker’ Accounts Suspended," 12 Mar. 2018 Amazon’s and Google’s relationships with third-party companies are nonexclusive, which means that hardware makers are free to add both Alexa and Google Assistant to their products. Farhad Manjoo, New York Times, "Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa’s World," 21 Feb. 2018

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1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonexclusive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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