non·​sub·​ject | \ ˌnän-ˈsəb-jikt How to pronounce nonsubject (audio) , -(ˌ)jekt \
plural nonsubjects

Definition of nonsubject

: something that is not a subject or is not considered worthy of discussion This was a nonsubject during the election campaign.— Roger Cohen

Examples of nonsubject in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Realty agents in some of the highest-cost areas say the tax bill is a nonsubject among affluent buyers and sellers. Kenneth R. Harney,, "Doomsday predictions over tax cuts have not come true — yet," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of nonsubject

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonsubject.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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