nonnuclear

adjective non·nu·cle·ar \ ˌnän-ˈnü-klē-ər , -ˈnyü- , nonstandard -kyə-lər \

Definition of nonnuclear

1 : not nuclear: such as
a : being a weapon whose destructive power is not derived from a nuclear reaction
b : not operated by, using, or produced by nuclear energy
c : not using or involving nuclear weapons
2 : not having nuclear weapons
  • a nonnuclear country

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First Known Use of nonnuclear

1953


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