non·​per·​son·​al | \ ˌnän-ˈpərs-nəl How to pronounce nonpersonal (audio) , -ˈpər-sə-nəl \

Definition of nonpersonal

: not personal nonpersonal services nonpersonal information

Examples of nonpersonal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Creating nonpersonal email addresses for topics, teams or projects can remove the expectation that a particular person is going to respond, removing the sting from delay. Laura Vanderkam, WSJ, "‘A World Without Email’ Review: The Battle With the Inbox," 4 Mar. 2021 Anonymization methods to make data nonpersonal include using encryption to make data only available to anyone with a decryption key, or masking sensitive details with a hash, or unrelated value, which makes it unreadable. Catherine Stupp, WSJ, "EU to Issue Guidance on Making Coronavirus Tracking Data Anonymous," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of nonpersonal

1883, in the meaning defined above

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14 Mar 2021

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“Nonpersonal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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