nonfactor

noun

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

Examples of nonfactor in a Sentence

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 See all Example Sentences for nonfactor 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'nonfactor.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonfactor was in 1907

Dictionary Entries Near nonfactor

Cite this Entry

“Nonfactor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonfactor. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!