nonliving

adjective non·liv·ing \ ˌnän-ˈli-viŋ \

Definition of nonliving

:not having, characterized by, or marked by life :not alive or living
  • nonliving matter
  • … prebiotic molecules—the nonliving building blocks from which the proteins, genetic codes and cellular complexity of living organisms arise.
  • —Malcolm W. Browne

First Known Use of nonliving

1868


NONLIVING Defined for Kids

nonliving

adjective non·liv·ing \ ˈnän-ˈli-viŋ \

Definition of nonliving for Students

:not living
  • nonliving matter

Medical Dictionary

nonliving

adjective non·liv·ing \ -ˈliv-iŋ \

medical Definition of nonliving

:not having or characterized by life

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