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 Why was the history of nonindustrial people anthropology and not history? Elif Batuman, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2022 Polyface is a working family farm located in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and is focused on environmentally friendly, nonindustrial farming practices. Maureen Ballatori, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday blocking U.S. imports of Russian fish, seafood, alcohol and nonindustrial diamonds. NBC News, 11 Mar. 2022 Biden also ordered an end to American imports of Russian seafood, vodka and nonindustrial diamonds, in a bid to cut Russia off from about $1 billion in export revenue, the White House added in the same statement. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 Differing fates of the two projects demonstrate the challenges involved in remaking a 760-acre stretch of industrial land along the river north of the Loop, where the city changed land use policies to allow nonindustrial towers in 2017. Ryan Ori,, 19 Apr. 2021 Lucid said the new plants are North America's first dedicated greenfield electric-vehicle factories, or those built and equipped on formerly barren land, farmland or other nonindustrial sites. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 29 Sep. 2021 While about 35,000 acres a year are reforested on nonindustrial timberlands across California, those efforts are woefully inadequate to keep pace with the impacts of catastrophic fire, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Forest Management Task Force. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Sep. 2021 At the National Wildlife Federation Stone-Manning led the group’s efforts to preserve public lands in the West for wildlife, hiking, hunting and other nonindustrial uses. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nonindustrial

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonindustrial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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