non·​ter·​mi·​nal ˌnän-ˈtərm-nəl How to pronounce nonterminal (audio)
: not terminal: such as
: not leading ultimately to death : not fatal
a nonterminal illness
: not approaching or close to death : not being in the final stages of a fatal disease
nonterminal patients
nonterminally adjective
nonterminally ill

Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonterminal was in 1880

Dictionary Entries Near nonterminal

Cite this Entry

“Nonterminal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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