non·​fac·​tor | \ ˌnän-ˈfak-tər How to pronounce nonfactor (audio) \

Definition of nonfactor

: something or someone that is not a factor especially : something or someone that does not actively contribute to the production of a result The passing game suffered most as the wide receivers were mostly nonfactors. — Chris Dempsey

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Recent Examples on the Web With the exception of a nice move to convert a third down last week against the Cincinnati Bengals, Robinson has been a total nonfactor in the offense. Brad Biggs,, 27 Sep. 2021 After being arguably the league’s best closer in the first half, Barnes turned into a nonfactor., 3 Nov. 2021 Without Ridley and with Gage a nonfactor, the Panthers were able to zero in on rookie tight end Kyle Pitts, who was coming off back-to-back 100-yard games. George Henry, ajc, 31 Oct. 2021 Other than that, one of the league’s most explosive tight ends was pretty much a nonfactor. Brad Biggs,, 11 Oct. 2021 If federal marijuana legalization happens, Delta-8 will be a nonfactor. Chris Roberts, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 Cable subscriptions — a nonfactor in the history of college sports prior to the ’90s — became the dominant factor driving structural decisions by the 2000s. Sam Negus, National Review, 28 Aug. 2021 Even after the frontiers and territories became states, Washington, D.C., remained a nonfactor in many significant areas of life in early statehood. Dana Kelley, Arkansas Online, 9 July 2021 After struggling in Game 1, picking up five fouls in 13 minutes, Cousins has been a nonfactor for much of the series. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2021

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First Known Use of nonfactor

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonfactor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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