nonunion

adjective non·union \ ˌnän-ˈyün-yən \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of nonunion

1 : not belonging to or connected with a trade union
  • nonunion carpenters
2 : not recognizing or favoring trade unions or their members
3 : not produced or worked on by members of a trade union
  • nonunion lettuce

Examples of nonunion in a Sentence

  1. They are cutting costs by using nonunion labor.

  2. It's a nonunion construction firm.

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First Known Use of nonunion

1863

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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NONUNION Defined for English Language Learners

nonunion

Definition of nonunion for English Language Learners

  • : not belonging to a labor union

  • : not accepting labor unions : not having employees who are members of a labor union


Medical Dictionary

nonunion

noun non·union \ -ˈyün-yən \

medical Definition of nonunion

: failure of the fragments of a broken bone to knit together

Law Dictionary

nonunion

adjective non·union \ ˌnän-ˈyü-nyən \

legal Definition of nonunion

1 : not belonging to or connected with a labor union
  • nonunion carpenters
2 : not recognizing or favoring labor unions or their members
3 : not produced or worked on by members of a labor union
  • nonunion lettuce

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