: 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
Recent Examples on the Web Slumping Juan Soto remained a nonfactor offensively, but the Padres nonetheless had weapons up and down their order in the likes of Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Xander Bogaerts, Nelson Cruz and Jake Cronenworth. —Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2023 But that was at the much-lower Football Championship Subdivision level, where NIL is a relative nonfactor, collectives are scarce and media attention is minimal. —Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Mar. 2023 But once the team went through it, the clock became a nonfactor. —Adam Elder, New York Times, 4 Mar. 2023 Perhaps even more forward-looking for the future of the scene as a whole is the general pricing of these new restaurants: Since the pandemic has made fine dining, let alone dining it at all, a nonfactor, menus have been shaped to fit the budgets and logistical limitations of takeout and delivery. —Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, 18 Aug. 2020 Caris LeVert was a nonfactor. —Chris Fedor, cleveland, 5 Dec. 2022 Young was a nonfactor in the first half. —Dan Gelston, orlandosentinel.com, 21 June 2021 Once the playoffs begin, Hall’s $6 million cap hit is a nonfactor. —Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Mar. 2023 This might be more deserving of an incomplete, but Auburn’s wide receivers had just one catch against Texas A&M, as the passing game was a virtual nonfactor for much of the night. —Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 13 Nov. 2022 See More
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