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

Definition of nonlocal

: not local nonlocal issues/politics a nonlocal anesthetic

Other Words from nonlocal

nonlocally adverb

Examples of nonlocal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Caribou and moose hunting in parts of Northwest Alaska will be closed to nonlocal hunters in August and September of 2022 and 2023 to support local subsistence hunters and protect the declining population of the herds. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Apr. 2022 Everything else — the excess energy from the byzantine quantum effects and nonlocal interactions — went into the second half: a fudge factor known as the exchange and correlation functional. Quanta Magazine, 7 Feb. 2022 One of the challenges of investing in Brooklyn for nonlocal investors is to realize the opportunity and what is developing at the ground level. Remy Raisner, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 The effects lingered into the holiday season when, as coronavirus infections sidelined a significant chunk of the postal workforce, on-time rates for nonlocal mail dropped to 38 percent, a historic low. Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2021 The government in Warsaw has barred all nonlocal residents, including journalists and doctors, from approaching the border. New York Times, 14 Nov. 2021 In December 2020, the Postal Service was delivering only 38 percent of nonlocal first-class mail on time, a historic drop. Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2021 In effect, braiding ensures that the information in Majorana pairs is no longer localized on any of them but is made nonlocal. Quanta Magazine, 29 Sep. 2021 The plan also says too little road space in the District is dedicated to non-car travel and calls for every nonlocal street in the city to include at least one lane for bicycles, buses or some purpose other than single-occupancy cars. Washington Post, 2 May 2021 See More

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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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16 Apr 2022

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“Nonlocal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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