non·​in·​dus·​tri·​al | \ ˌnän-in-ˈdə-strē-əl How to pronounce nonindustrial (audio) \

Definition of nonindustrial

: 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 Sales of professional service robots -- those used for nonindustrial functions such as logistics, inspections and maintenance -- reached 271,000 units in 2018, up 61% from 2017, according to the International Federation of Robotics. Thomas Black | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Will Smart Machines Kill Jobs or Create Better Ones?," 22 Nov. 2019 Last November its ban expanded to include all nonindustrial plastic waste—aka the stuff in the blue bins. Ellen Airhart, WIRED, "China Won’t Solve the World’s Plastics Problem Any More," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of nonindustrial

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonindustrial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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