non·​mon·​e·​tary ˌnän-ˈmä-nə-ˌter-ē How to pronounce nonmonetary (audio)
 also  -ˈmə-
: not of or relating to money
nonmonetary assets
"The key for government at every level is to use nonmonetary resources to help private developers build housing people of moderate means can afford."Gurney Breckenfeld

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Employers will want to retain their employees and may have to find monetary and nonmonetary incentives to hold on to them. Robin Ryan, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2023 Also, nonmonetary contributions from the other spouse often are missed. Bob Carlson, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 The report asks that staff be able to continue its investigation into one complaint regarding certain polling data, for which Bronson for Mayor’s reports show no expenditure, debt or nonmonetary contribution that would match acquiring the polling data. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 24 July 2021 Imports were bolstered by strong consumer demand for cellphones, toys and automobiles, while the growth in exports were supported by pharmaceutical preparations, auto and auto parts and nonmonetary gold. Anthony Debarros, WSJ, 8 Feb. 2022 Global demand for nonmonetary gold comes primarily from two sources: jewelry consumption in Asian countries and investment interests in western countries, according to Louise Street, senior markets analyst at the World Gold Council. Dian Zhang, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2021 Plum told the school board that the district’s interpretation of the policy — which prohibits staffers from using their positions to promote partisan politics, religious views and propaganda for personal, monetary or nonmonetary gain — changed following a legal analysis. Emma Colton, Fox News, 21 Aug. 2022 Rob Walters, representing the trio, had sought to persuade the judge that there were significant nonmonetary stakes for the players in being denied access to the playoffs, such as the chance to qualify for major championships where the prestige can extend beyond money. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 9 Aug. 2022 With 6% of the complaints, consumers received nonmonetary relief such as having account information corrected, stopping harassment via phone calls, correcting documents issued or restoring account access. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 26 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonmonetary was in 1889

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“Nonmonetary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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