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nonclassical

[non-klas-i-kuh l] /nɒnˈklæs ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
not classical or contrary to classical precepts.
2.
Physics. pertaining to a law, theory, or observation that cannot be expressed or understood in terms of Newtonian physics.
Origin of nonclassical
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; non- + classical
Related forms
nonclassically, adverb
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