non·​is·​sue | \ ˌnän-ˈi-(ˌ)shü How to pronounce nonissue (audio) \

Definition of nonissue

: an issue of little importance, validity, or concern

Examples of nonissue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Below, find seven running shorts for women that make chafing a nonissue. Kara Cuzzone, Forbes, "The Best Running Shorts To Prevent Chafing, According To Women Who Swear By Them," 10 May 2021 Already, conspiracy theorists, QAnon supporters, and far-right groups believe COVID-19 to be a hoax or a nonissue, and this network, alongside traditional anti-vaccine activists, will downplay or disparage the vaccines. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "Pandemic Year Two," 29 Dec. 2020 In Trump, the nonissue found its most enthusiastic spokesman. New York Times, "He Wanted to Count Every Vote in Philadelphia. His Party Had Other Ideas.," 16 Dec. 2020 The complaints also strain to define the nature of the harm Facebook has inflicted on its customers, long a sticking point when government trustbusters scrutinize services that are free to use, making the potential for higher costs a nonissue. Washington Post, "Government’s antitrust case against Facebook seeks a villain in Mark Zuckerberg," 10 Dec. 2020 Clear voter suppression that denied people from voting decades earlier in this country still exists, but is redone to seem like a nonissue in the 21st century. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: 2020 election, Kendall Qualls vs. Dean Phillips, Angie Craig vs. Tyler Kistner, Trump's re-election," 16 Oct. 2020 With most people opting for takeout or delivery and dining rooms at partial capacity, noise has become a nonissue. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "7 Restaurant Trends I Don’t Miss," 8 Oct. 2020 But even if supply turns out to be a nonissue, cobalt-free cathodes can still make lithium-ion batteries cheaper, less toxic, and more ethical than ever before. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "This Cobalt-Free Battery Is Good for the Planet—and It Actually Works," 17 Aug. 2020 Familiarity with the layout may make that a nonissue for long-term owners. Joe Michaud, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Ready for an adventure?," 16 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of nonissue

1964, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2021

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“Nonissue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonissue

: an issue that is not important : something that people are not concerned about

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