non·​in·​dus·​tri·​al ˌnän-in-ˈdə-strē-əl How to pronounce nonindustrial (audio)
: not of, relating to, or characteristic of industry : not industrial
nonindustrial buildings/societies/products

Examples of nonindustrial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thirty-nine per cent of forest land in the U.S. is owned by families and other nonindustrial private entities. The New Yorker, 12 June 2023 After leaving Bullock's staff in 2017, Stone-Manning led the National Wildlife Federation's efforts to preserve public lands in the West for wildlife, hiking, hunting and other nonindustrial uses. Matthew Brown, Star Tribune, 8 June 2021 For example, the Global X Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (BOTZ), which tracks 44 holdings of companies involved with industrial robotics and automation, nonindustrial robots, and autonomous vehicles, is up 18% year to date, while the S&P 500 is just up 7%. Lucy Brewster, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2023 To better understand how to meet in the middle of forestry management and private landowners’ needs, Dr. Sharma and his colleagues are currently conducting a survey of nonindustrial, private landowners in the region’s 10 rural counties directly impacted by Hurricane Michael. Xander Peters, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Aug. 2022 Mass murder at the seat of the Edo peoples’ nonindustrial African kingdom, together with the city’s virtual erasure, confiscation of its sacred relics and their triumphal display in Europe’s museums, carried with it a symbolic assertion of the superiority of Queen Victoria’s white Christian realm. Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2021 In about 90 percent of nonindustrial societies studied by anthropologists, only men hold political posts. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, 6 Feb. 2020 Although there is considerable variation in the onset and duration of weaning among different industrial and nonindustrial human societies, researchers found that on average modern human children are weaned at 2.3-2.6 years. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 22 May 2013 The authors compared farming styles of more than 1,200 nonindustrial societies with gender beliefs of their modern descendants. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, 6 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonindustrial was in 1856

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“Nonindustrial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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