non·​ma·​jor ˌnän-ˈmā-jər How to pronounce nonmajor (audio)
plural nonmajors
: someone or something that is not a major: such as
: a student who is not majoring in the subject being studied
a history course for nonmajors
: a golf or tennis tournament that is not a major
Nearly 5 million viewers watched the final round of the Wyndham Championship two weeks ago, making it the network's best viewership in a nonmajor in more than three years.Tom Jones
nonmajor adjective
a nonmajor event
a nonmajor league
nonmajor projects

Examples of nonmajor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If Johnson and Matsuyama retreat Sunday, this could become the first nonmajor since the 1981 AT&T to have a winner with an over-par score. Teddy Greenstein,, 29 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonmajor was in 1934

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“Nonmajor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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