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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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 Teams and players with the exclusive and nonexclusive franchise tag can work out long-term contracts. Gary Klein,, "Rams' Watkins a franchise-tag candidate," 20 Feb. 2018 Instead of getting their own scouts, venture firms like Accomplice, Bain Capital Ventures and Crosslink Capital have backed AngelList’s funds in nonexclusive arrangements. Tomio Geron, WSJ, "Scout Programs Spread in Silicon Valley," 18 July 2017

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1845, in the meaning defined above

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