non·​in·​ter·​ven·​tion | \ ˌnän-ˌin-tər-ˈven(t)-shən How to pronounce nonintervention (audio) \

Definition of nonintervention

: the state or policy of not intervening nonintervention in the affairs of other countries

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noninterventionist \ ˌnän-​ˌin-​tər-​ˈven(t)-​sh(ə-​)nist How to pronounce noninterventionist (audio) \ noun or adjective

Examples of nonintervention in a Sentence

The country has adopted a policy of nonintervention.
Recent Examples on the Web This would include exchanging guarantees of nonintervention into the other’s internal affairs, the Russian president said. Ann M. Simmons, WSJ, "Russia Proposes Noninterference Pact, as Vote-Meddling Accusations Mount," 25 Sep. 2020 China today claims to have a long history of nonintervention in other countries’ affairs, but historical evidence to the contrary is overwhelming. Julian Gewirtz, Harper's Magazine, "To Rebel Is Justified," 30 Mar. 2020 Gabbard has a foreign policy platform of nonintervention and Clinton offered no evidence for her claim. Evan Sernoffsky,, "Hillary Clinton feuds with candidate, trolls Trump before taking SF stage," 20 Oct. 2019 The majority government has addressed its reasoning behind their nonintervention stance numerous times. NBC News, "Trinidad criticized for lack of action as Venezuelan migrants flee to the island nation," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of nonintervention

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonintervention.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonintervention

: refusal to become involved in another country's business, problems, etc.

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