non·​in·​ter·​fer·​ence | \ ˌnän-ˌin-tər-ˈfir-ən(t)s How to pronounce noninterference (audio) , ˌnän-ˌin-tə- \

Definition of noninterference

: a lack of interference noninterference in internal affairs

Examples of noninterference in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cause of noninterference bounded from Griswold to Roe to Lawrence. Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 Its noninterference gives the market stability and sends a message that data, not politics, are in charge. David Goldman, CNN, 31 May 2022 But today, the majority of the countries who have the potential to stop this war have chosen this immoral position of an onlooker, of noninterference. New York Times, 1 Apr. 2022 Also in consideration is China’s relationship with Ukraine, supported in part by the latter’s willingness to provide critical military systems, and its long-standing stance of noninterference. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 Once the assault began, China was put in the awkward position of having to reconcile its long-standing policy of noninterference and respecting national sovereignty with its ties to Russia. Jennifer Conrad, Wired, 4 Mar. 2022 The move was especially bold for a bloc known for its policy of noninterference and past protection of rogue actors. Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2021 In handling Myanmar, ASEAN has been hamstrung by its bedrock policy of noninterference in the domestic affairs of member nations and its consensus approach. Eileen Ng, ajc, 17 Oct. 2021 The grouping, however, is hamstrung by its policy of noninterference in the domestic affairs of member nations as well as its requirement to reach a consensus among members. Jim Gomez, Star Tribune, 1 Aug. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'noninterference.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of noninterference

1829, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About noninterference

Time Traveler for noninterference

Time Traveler

The first known use of noninterference was in 1829

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near noninterference




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for noninterference

Last Updated

25 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Noninterference.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!