non·​ex·​clu·​sive ˌnän-ik-ˈsklü-siv How to pronounce nonexclusive (audio)
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While there was a free version of MOSAIC, for-profit software companies purchased nonexclusive licenses to sell and support it. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 17 May 2023 Amazon, which had nonexclusive rights to Thursday night games, will now have them alone. Stephen Battaglio Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2021 Most notably, their contract stalemate with star quarterback Lamar Jackson, who has requested a trade while under the $32.4 million nonexclusive franchise tag. C.j. Doon, Baltimore Sun, 24 Apr. 2023 As the calendar nears April, however, that direction remains cloudy at best, with Jackson having been issued — but not yet signed — a $32.4 million nonexclusive franchise tag. Brian Wacker, Baltimore Sun, 24 Mar. 2023 The Ravens opted for the nonexclusive franchise tag over the exclusive one, allowing Jackson to shop his services to the highest bidder (in exchange for two first-round picks to Baltimore) and creating the real possibility that Jackson will no longer be a Raven. Katie Mcinerney,, 11 Mar. 2023 The vast majority of those are nonexclusive. Todd Spangler, Variety, 20 Dec. 2022 The Obamas were said to be interested in distributing the shows on a nonexclusive basis, seeing Spotify’s terms as restricting their reach. Todd Spangler, Variety, 20 Dec. 2022 The streamer has exclusive rights to season two, as well as nonexclusive rights to stream season one. Vulture, 26 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonexclusive was in 1845

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“Nonexclusive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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