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Definition of nonissue

: an issue of little importance, validity, or concern

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Recent Examples on the Web But until only recently, the Trump administration had dismissed the outbreak as a nonissue and even a political hoax. Rick Gladstone, New York Times, "U.N. Security Council ‘Missing In Action’ in Coronavirus Fight," 2 Apr. 2020 Extending the season was a nonissue with the players in 2011, when the current 10-year deal was finalized after a 4 1/2-month lockout. cleveland, "NFL players approve labor deal, including 17-game season," 15 Mar. 2020 Safety concerns Even if cost is a nonissue, using a men’s restroom can be daunting for those who have their period. NBC News, "For transgender men, pain of menstruation is more than just physical," 11 Jan. 2020 On Biden’s propensity for gaffes, Maher, his former aide, calls it a nonissue for undecided voters. NBC News, "Running in New Hampshire, Joe Biden is a familiar face in unfamiliar territory," 23 Aug. 2019 Graves proceeded, in the storied tradition of congressional grandstanding, to call for the Department of Transportation to launch an investigation into this manifest nonissue. Maureen Tkacik, The New Republic, "Everybody thinks his business is different,," 18 Sep. 2019 In previous elections, climate change was essentially a nonissue. Justin Worland / Des Moines, Time, "How Climate Change in Iowa is Changing U.S. Politics," 12 Sep. 2019 But in Glastonbury, weather is a nonissue at Rooftop 120. Camila Vallejo,, "Happy hour of the month: Rooftop 120," 5 Sep. 2019 The topknot makes styling hair a nonissue (or less of one). Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "The 8 Best Lessons I Learned Living the Lagom Life," 31 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of nonissue

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonissue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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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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