non·​res·​i·​dent | \ˌnän-ˈre-zə-dənt, -ˈrez-dənt, -ˌdent\

Definition of nonresident 

: not residing in a particular place

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nonresident noun

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Without enough money for nonresident tuition, she was forced to withdraw her acceptance. Teresa Watanabe,, "UC Berkeley student's persistence helps win more liberal rules for in-state tuition," 31 May 2018 Tuition rates can vary dramatically depending on if a student lives in the college’s taxing district, qualifies as state resident or has nonresident status. Jaimy Jones, Houston Chronicle, "San Jac may drop ‘not needed’ policy on undocumented immigrants, in-state tuition," 5 July 2018 Resident licenses are $29, while nonresident licenses range from $25 for a single-day license to $305 for an annual license. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "What to know before you go fishing in Southcentral Alaska," 25 May 2018 More than 80 percent of American companies' produce in China is sold within China, said Mary Lovely, a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute of International Economics and professor of economics at Syracuse University. NBC News, "Dow Jones falls by almost 500 points as Trump cranks up trade war talk," 25 June 2018 In March, the regents approved a $978 increase in supplemental tuition for nonresident students, bringing their total for the next academic year to $28,992. Teresa Watanabe,, "UC shelves tuition increase for now, in hopes of getting more state funding," 26 Apr. 2018 The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill was penalized $1 million in state funds in 2016 for exceeding an 18 percent cap on nonresident freshmen in two successive years. Bob Salsberg,, "Getting into UMass is tougher for in-state applicants, study says," 29 May 2018 Cavanaugh is a nonresident fellow with the Modern War Institute at West Point. M.l. Cavanaugh, WSJ, "A Fallen and Forgotten Doughboy’s Legacy," 24 May 2018 Hyuk Kim is a nonresident research fellow at the Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies. Hyuk Kim, Washington Post, "What will North and South Korean leaders talk about tomorrow? Here’s a cheat sheet.," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nonresident

1540, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonresident was in 1540

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non·​res·​i·​dent | \ˈnän-ˈre-zə-dənt \

Kids Definition of nonresident

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: not living in a certain place a nonresident student



Kids Definition of nonresident (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person who does not live in a certain place

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