[ non-uh-lahynd ]
/ ˌnɒn əˈlaɪnd /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for non-aligned


/ (ˌnɒnəˈlaɪnd) /


(of states) not part of a major alliance or power bloc, esp not allied to the US, China, or formerly the Soviet Union
Derived Formsnonalignment, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-aligned



also nonaligned, 1960 in geopolitical sense, from non- + past participle of align. Non-alignment (also nonalignment) in this sense is attested from 1934.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper