non·​in·​tru·​sive | \ ˌnän-in-ˈtrü-siv How to pronounce nonintrusive (audio) , -ziv \

Definition of nonintrusive

: not intrusive nonintrusive questions … attentive but nonintrusive service …— Michael Batterberry

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Recent Examples on the Web Citizens world-wide are comfortable with their governments using artificial intelligence in nonintrusive ways, such as managing traffic flow and using robots in customer-service centers. John Murawski, WSJ, "Global Acceptance of AI Grows, but Many Still Wary of Government Use," 4 Mar. 2019 Early agreements, before the Reagan-Gorbachev era of the 1980s, involved generally nonintrusive verification regimes, which weren’t aimed at dismantling nuclear arsenals. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, "U.S. Wants Proof North Korea Will Dismantle Its Nuclear Program," 30 Apr. 2018 Moisture meters come in two forms: intrusive or nonintrusive. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "7 tips for addressing mold abatement, inspection in flood-damaged homes," 19 Feb. 2018 The Ember is a fine example of an effective, nonintrusive smart device. Justin Peters, Slate Magazine, "Should This Thing Be Smart? Coffee Mug Edition.," 20 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of nonintrusive

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonintrusive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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