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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Unfortunately for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Smith was a nonfactor Sunday night after his late-game mistake in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Josh Dubow,, "Cavs' J.R. Smith struggles in Game 2 after Game 1 blunder," 3 June 2018 Dangerfield, a nonfactor as a freshman at this point last season, had the game of her young career. Mike Anthony,, "UConn Blows Out South Carolina, Reaches Final Four In Style," 26 Mar. 2018 The far right is closely watched, controlled and a nonfactor. star-telegram, "'Animals vs. body parts' and other letters from readers | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 12 Mar. 2018 Sims was a nonfactor in UT’s unsuccessful trip to Morgantown earlier this year. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "With Bamba questionable, Texas must look to others," 2 Mar. 2018 Thomas, a late addition to the roster, was a nonfactor. Adam H. Beasley, miamiherald, "Did Mayfield’s production meet the hype in Mobile? Pro Football Focus has the ratings," 30 Jan. 2018 Doke was a total nonfactor defensively, rebounding (three boards in his 18 minutes). Gary Bedore, kansascity, "KU’s early start helps quiet crowd in 70-56 victory over Kansas State," 29 Jan. 2018 Devin Funchess, who was questionable with a shoulder injury, was a nonfactor. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "Carolina Panthers report card: It was a win, but some units not at their best," 24 Dec. 2017 One year ago, Sabrina Ionescu broke her thumb the day before Oregon's women's basketball team was set to play at Mississippi, and in the resulting loss the star freshman was a nonfactor. Andrew Greif,, "Oregon's Ionescu breaks Pac-12 record and ties NCAA mark in runaway win," 17 Dec. 2017

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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