non·​lo·​cal | \ ˌnän-ˈlō-kəl How to pronounce nonlocal (audio) \

Definition of nonlocal

: not local nonlocal issues/politics a nonlocal anesthetic

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nonlocally adverb

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The apparent vanishing of particles in one place at one time—and their reappearance in other times and places—suggests a new and extraordinary vision of the underlying processes involved in the nonlocal existence of quantum particles. Philip Ball, Scientific American, "Quantum Physics May Be Even Spookier Than You Think," 21 May 2018 The decision to commission the Pop artist from New York for the Milwaukee Exposition and Convention Center and Arena, or MECCA, floor was controversial at the time, in part due to the selection of a nonlocal artist. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pop artist Robert Indiana dies. He created Bucks' MECCA floor, LOVE image.," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of nonlocal

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonlocal was in 1864

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