[ non-klas-i-kuh l ]
/ nɒnˈklæs ɪ kəl /


not classical or contrary to classical precepts.
Physics. pertaining to a law, theory, or observation that cannot be expressed or understood in terms of Newtonian physics.


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Origin of nonclassical

First recorded in 1925–30; non- + classical

OTHER WORDS FROM nonclassical

non·clas·si·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020