non·​lo·​cal ˌnän-ˈlō-kəl How to pronounce nonlocal (audio)
: not local
nonlocal issues/politics
a nonlocal anesthetic
nonlocally adverb

Examples of nonlocal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First, creating nonlocal connections between qubits is tough, especially for companies like IBM that make qubits out of immobile superconducting circuits. Charlie Wood, Quanta Magazine, 25 Aug. 2023 Mathur and others also argued that the new work implies a nonlocal effect—one that does not propagate through space but jumps from one place to another—to extract information from the black hole. George Musser, Scientific American, 17 Aug. 2022 The proposal is essentially an extension of the existing closures for nonlocal hunters in Units 23 and 26A, the Outreach Coordinator for Office of Subsistence Management Kayla McKinney said. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Feb. 2023 Now, a lab in China has achieved what appears to be nonlocal entanglement between three particles at once, potentially boosting the strength of quantum cryptography and the possibilities for quantum networks generally. Quanta Magazine, 24 Oct. 2022 This can be seen in artifacts found at the Halliday site, located in southern Illinois approximately 30 kilometers southeast of Cahokia; excavations have found nonlocal pottery types from Indiana and northern Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas, alongside pottery typical of Cahokia. Jayur Mehta, The Conversation, 30 Oct. 2020 Both groups deemed the nonlocal versions acceptable. Phillip M. Carter, Fortune Well, 12 June 2023 News North Slope Borough residents suggested last week closing caribou hunting to nonlocal hunters and preserving locals’ ability to subsist. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Feb. 2023 That's even though--unlike state and federal taxes--such local taxes are totally within local control, are earmarked to benefit local community improvements and projects, and in many sales tax cases, are paid in significant measure by nonlocal residents. Dana Kelley, Arkansas Online, 25 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonlocal was in 1864

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“Nonlocal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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