nonobvious

adjective
non·​ob·​vi·​ous | \ˌnän-ˈäb-vē-əs \

Definition of nonobvious 

: not easily discovered, seen, or understood : not obvious nonobvious trends a nonobvious solution

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nonobviousness noun
In order to be patentable the improvement itself must meet all three requirements of novelty, utility, and nonobviousness. — Earl W. Kintner and Jack L. Lahr

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But nonobvious money trails are popular on both ends of the spectrum. Scott Walter, WSJ, "The Dark Money That Funded ‘Dark Money’," 16 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of nonobvious

1888, in the meaning defined above

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