non·​over·​lap·​ping | \ ˌnän-ˌō-vər-ˈla-piŋ How to pronounce nonoverlapping (audio) \

Definition of nonoverlapping

: not overlapping: such as
a : not occupying the same area in part The long, cylindrical body of a gar is covered with hard, diamond-shaped, nonoverlapping scales.— Steve Pollick
b : entirely separate or distinct nonoverlapping interests … two separate and nonoverlapping domains of human thought …— Marc Gellman

Examples of nonoverlapping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doing this across millions of people has meant dividing and polarizing populations into nonoverlapping views of reality. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "The World Isn’t as Bad as Your Wired Brain Tells You," 31 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of nonoverlapping

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonoverlapping.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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