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[non-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]
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  1. not utilizing nuclear power, nuclear weapons, etc.: to fight a nonnuclear war.
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Origin of nonnuclear

First recorded in 1950–55; non- + nuclear

Pronunciation note

See nuclear.
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  1. not of, concerned with, or operated by energy from fission or fusion of atomic nucleinon-nuclear weapons
  2. not involving, concerned with, or possessing nuclear weaponsnon-nuclear states
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