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noncontrastive

[non-kuh n-tras-tiv] /ˌnɒn kənˈtræs tɪv/
adjective
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Linguistics. in complementary distribution; in free variation.
Origin of noncontrastive
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; non- + contrastive
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