non·​pub·​lic ˌnän-ˈpə-blik How to pronounce nonpublic (audio)
: not public
nonpublic areas
nonpublic information
grants for nonpublic schools

Examples of nonpublic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss nonpublic agency policy. Julie Zauzmer Weil, Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2024 Tenants have accused the company of contributing to higher rental prices through its access to and use of nonpublic pricing data from landlords. Lauren Feiner, The Verge, 28 Mar. 2024 The sisters often use social media to share their love for each other, keeping their relationships with their additional siblings nonpublic. Mckinley Franklin, Peoplemag, 16 Mar. 2024 The authors have access to a treasure trove of nonpublic data on federal student loan borrowers. Preston Cooper, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Of particular concern at the time was use of nonpublic data collected from sellers using the platform that Amazon then used to gain a leg up on these merchants. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 29 Jan. 2024 The role granted Mnuchin rare access to nonpublic information about the company, including highly classified material about its practices, potentially offering him a critical advantage in any future sale. Tony Romm, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2024 Anthropic trained the Claude 3 models on a mix of nonpublic internal and third-party datasets and publicly available data as of August 2023. Emilia David, The Verge, 4 Mar. 2024 The phrase has entered the political lexicon, transforming from a generic term for a nonpublic person — Florida Man as John Doe — to a stand-in for former President Donald J. Trump. Patricia Mazzei Jason Andrew, New York Times, 25 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpublic was in 1865

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“Nonpublic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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