or non-bi·na·ry

[ non-bahy-nuh-ree, ‐nur-ee ]

  1. not consisting of, indicating, or involving two.

  2. Mathematics. noting or relating to a system of numerical notation that does not have a base of 2: The decimal system is nonbinary.

  1. noting or relating to a gender identity that does not fit into the binary male/female division. Abbreviation: NB

  2. relating to, intended for, or common to any gender; gender-neutral; gender-inclusive: The website had lists of nonbinary pronouns and honorifics.The designer is known for nonbinary fashion.

Origin of nonbinary

First recorded in 1940–45; non- + binary

Words Nearby nonbinary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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