non·​gov·​ern·​men·​tal ˌnän-ˌgə-vər(n)-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce nongovernmental (audio)
: not of or relating to government or a particular government : not governmental
nongovernmental organizations/groups
Many people who are concerned about development are turning to nongovernmental methods of dealing with it.William H. MacLeish

Examples of nongovernmental in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond religion, people seem to be losing faith in institutions — the government, the media, and nongovernmental organizations like nonprofits. Celia Ford, Vox, 10 July 2024 Since 2021 the pledge has gathered about 800 partners including experts, policymakers, businesses, academics and nongovernmental organizations across key regions for the apparel and footwear industries, but that’s not enough, according to Tatiana Molcean, executive secretary at UNECE. Andrea Onate, WWD, 3 July 2024 Raisi oversaw a security crackdown during which more than 500 people were killed, according to a tally from the nongovernmental organization Iran Human Rights. Anika Seth, Washington Post, 26 June 2024 Current rules under the Committee on Space Research, an international nongovernmental organization that promotes worldwide collaboration on scientific research in space, prohibit activities that could allow either form of contamination. Becky Ferreira, WIRED, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for nongovernmental 

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nongovernmental was in 1853

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“Nongovernmental.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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