[ non-in-ter-ven-shuh n ]
/ ˌnɒn ɪn tərˈvɛn ʃən /


abstention by a nation from interference in the affairs of other nations or in those of its own political subdivisions.
failure or refusal to intervene.


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Origin of nonintervention

First recorded in 1820–30; non- + intervention

OTHER WORDS FROM nonintervention

non·in·ter·ven·tion·al, adjectivenon·in·ter·ven·tion·al·ist, nounnon·in·ter·ven·tion·ism, nounnon·in·ter·ven·tion·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for non-intervention

/ (ˌnɒnɪntəˈvɛnʃən) /


refusal to intervene, esp the abstention by a state from intervening in the affairs of other states or in its own internal disputes

Derived forms of nonintervention

noninterventional, adjectivenoninterventionist, noun, adjective
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