nonprofit

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adjective non·prof·it \ˌnän-ˈprä-fət\

Definition of nonprofit

  1. :  not conducted or maintained for the purpose of making a profit a nonprofit organization a nonprofit research center

nonprofit

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Examples of nonprofit in a Sentence

  1. a nonprofit group that provides care to recovering drug addicts

  2. Schools don't pay sales tax on supplies because they have nonprofit status.

Recent Examples of nonprofit from the Web

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First Known Use of nonprofit

1896


NONPROFIT Defined for English Language Learners

nonprofit

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Definition of nonprofit for English Language Learners

  • : not existing or done for the purpose of making a profit


NONPROFIT Defined for Kids

nonprofit

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adjective non·prof·it \ˈnän-ˈprä-fət\

Definition of nonprofit for Students

  1. :  not existing or done to make a profit nonprofit organizations



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