nonterminal

adjective non·ter·mi·nal \ ˌnän-ˈtərm-nəl , -ˈtər-mə-nᵊl \

Definition of nonterminal

: not terminal: such as
a : not leading ultimately to death : not fatal
  • a nonterminal illness
b : not approaching or close to death : not being in the final stages of a fatal disease
  • nonterminal patients

nonterminally

adjective
    • nonterminally ill

First Known Use of nonterminal

1880


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