nonparticipant

noun non·par·tic·i·pant \ ˌnän-pär-ˈti-sə-pənt , -pər- \
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

Definition of nonparticipant

plural nonparticipants
: one who does not participate in something
  • … recent data show few differences in weight between food stamp participants and nonparticipants among women.
  • —Michele Ver Ploeg et al.
  • The activists drew support from passersby, with many nonparticipants voicing approval …
  • —Brenna Smith

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1864

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