nonparticipant

noun
non·par·tic·i·pant | \ˌnän-pär-ˈti-sə-pənt, -pər-\
plural nonparticipants

Definition of nonparticipant 

: 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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But as a nonparticipant, Michele has scientific objectivity in the sport of Extreme Parenting. Kevin Fisher-paulson, SFChronicle.com, "Pride cometh and pride goeth," 19 June 2018 The number of disabled nonparticipants without a high school diploma fell by 18 percent, versus 4 percent for those with at least a high school diploma. Ernie Tedeschi, New York Times, "Will Employment Keep Growing? Disabled Workers Offer a Clue," 15 Mar. 2018 Data show that participants’ grade-point average in science classes is more than a point higher, on average, than that for nonparticipants, and state standardized test scores indicate similar gains. David Karas, The Christian Science Monitor, "She’s bringing the ocean – as well as science – closer to low-income youths," 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of nonparticipant

1864, in the meaning defined above

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