nonresponse

noun non·re·sponse \ ˌnän-ri-ˈspän(t)s \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of nonresponse

plural nonresponses
1 : a refusal or failure to respond : lack of response
  • a nonresponse to a complaint
  • nonresponse to medical treatment
2 : an empty or unsatisfactory response
  • Questions to the staff brought a familiar nonresponse: Nobody could provide any information because of HIPAA.
  • —Paula Span

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First Known Use of nonresponse

1832


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