nonlocal

adjective
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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Other Words from nonlocal

nonlocally adverb

Examples of nonlocal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Selling the rights to a Rocky Mountain trout stream or a hayfield dating from the pioneer era to nonlocal interests, especially those seeking to turn a profit, has the potential to be seen as auctioning state patrimony. New York Times, "Wall Street Eyes Billions in the Colorado’s Water," 3 Jan. 2021 The report noted that local news publishers had gotten a bigger boost in traffic than nonlocal outlets, reflecting users’ interest in how the virus is affecting their immediate communities. Kevin Roose, New York Times, "The Coronavirus Revives Facebook as a News Powerhouse," 23 Mar. 2020 Shanghai is asking companies to dissuade nonlocal employees from returning for several more weeks. Anchorage Daily News, "Coronavirus deaths climb as China corrals sick in quarantine facilities in outbreak epicenter," 9 Feb. 2020 The Saturday market, criticized by some for selling too much nonlocal produce and Wisconsin cheeses, still sells plenty of Iowa sweet corn, local jam and hot sauce. Melanie D.g. Kaplan / Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Des Moines is on the move with an emerging food and cocktail scene," 20 Aug. 2019 Theater is both local and nonlocal, and a proper balance needs to be struck. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: As Center Theatre Group sputters, L.A. struggles to realize its artistic potential," 14 Oct. 2019 The researchers failed to identify any offspring of the nonlocal women, for example. Megan Gannon, National Geographic, "Ancient European homes had 'invisible' social complexities, bones reveal," 10 Oct. 2019 The Saturday market, criticized by some for selling too much nonlocal produce and Wisconsin cheeses, still sells plenty of Iowa sweet corn, local jam and hot sauce. Melanie D.g. Kaplan / Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Des Moines is on the move with an emerging food and cocktail scene," 20 Aug. 2019 The Saturday market, criticized by some for selling too much nonlocal produce and Wisconsin cheeses, still sells plenty of Iowa sweet corn, local jam and hot sauce. Melanie D.g. Kaplan / Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Des Moines is on the move with an emerging food and cocktail scene," 20 Aug. 2019

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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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10 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Nonlocal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonlocal. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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