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 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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 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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