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  1. (of a person or thing) not participating: No penalties were given to nonparticipating students.
  2. Insurance. having or imparting no right to dividends or to a distribution of surplus: a nonparticipating life insurance policy.
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Origin of nonparticipating

non- + participating
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Historical Examples

  • He talked about his situation, about himself in a, what should I say, nonparticipating fashion.

    Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

British Dictionary definitions for nonparticipating


  1. not participating
  2. (of an assurance policy, share, etc) not carrying the right to share in a company's profit
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