- not aligned: nonaligned machine parts.
- not allied with or favoring any other nation or bloc: nonaligned African nations.
- a nonaligned person or nation.
Origin of nonaligned
1955–60; non- + aligned
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Related Wordsseparate, nonpartisan, sovereign, self-sufficient, autonomous, self-reliant, disinterested, evenhanded, fair-minded, uninvolved, unbiased, uncommitted, inactive, undecided, nonaligned, indifferent, independent, neutral, unaffiliated, impartial
Examples from the Web for non-aligned
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Gaddafi arrives at a 1989 non-aligned summit in Belgrade with two horses and six camels in tow.Muammar Gaddafi's 25 Strangest Moments
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February 23, 2011
Will Obama decommission the U.S. Army, join the Non-Aligned Movement and invite Robert Mugabe to Camp David?How Obama Divides—and Conquers
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- (of states) not part of a major alliance or power bloc, esp not allied to the US, China, or formerly the Soviet Union
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Word Origin and History for non-aligned
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