non·​is·​sue | \ˌnän-ˈi-(ˌ)shü \

Definition of nonissue 

: an issue of little importance, validity, or concern

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For instance, the park at the Greenpoint is almost a nonissue on the condo’s website. New York Times, "New Parks Sprout Around New York," 8 June 2018 If Showalter’s status seems similarly uncertain, there also is more logic at this point to it remaining a nonissue while the organization figures out just how much rebuilding is going to take place over the next six or seven months. Peter Schmuck,, "Schmuck: Orioles should beware of the quick fix, because this season is not fixable," 2 June 2018 To the boys in the den, the presence of the girls was a nonissue. Julia Preszler,, "Girls are scouting for more adventure," 31 May 2018 But in Washington waters, PRV has been a nonissue so far, Warheit said. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Virus in escaped fish common, not harmful to salmon in Washington waters, state says," 18 Feb. 2018 The tax overhaul was essentially a nonissue, as the GOP lost eight Senate seats and control of the chamber. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: 10 reasons Democrats think the tax bill will be a political loser for Trump’s GOP in the midterms," 21 Dec. 2017 Councilman Jeff Herdman, who lives less than a block from the fire station on Marine Avenue on Balboa Island, said sirens on the compact island are a nonissue. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Newport will buy $4-million site to relocate Lido-area fire station," 13 Sep. 2017 International shipping is a nonissue (a big order from Bahrain came in yesterday). Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Here's How To Make The Tie Of Your Dreams," 7 Apr. 2015 This is a nonissue with the second-cast Butterfly, Japanese soprano Yasko Sato, who makes her U.S. debut after performing Cio-Cio San in Japan and Italy. Jason Victor Serinus, The Seattle Times, "Cultural controversy swirls around Seattle Opera’s ‘Madame Butterfly’," 2 Aug. 2017

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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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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