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  1. not aligned: nonaligned machine parts.
  2. not allied with or favoring any other nation or bloc: nonaligned African nations.
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  1. a nonaligned person or nation.
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Origin of nonaligned

1955–60; non- + aligned
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  1. (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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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.

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