nonprofit

adjective non·prof·it \ ˌnän-ˈprä-fət \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of nonprofit

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

nonprofit

noun

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

adjective

Definition of nonprofit for English Language Learners

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


NONPROFIT Defined for Kids

nonprofit

adjective non·prof·it \ ˈnän-ˈprä-fət \

Definition of nonprofit for Students

: not existing or done to make a profit
  • nonprofit organizations


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