[ non-pahr-tis-uh-pey-ting ]
/ ˌnɒn pɑrˈtɪs əˌpeɪ tɪŋ /


(of a person or thing) not participating: No penalties were given to nonparticipating students.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nonparticipating

/ (ˌnɒnpɑːˈtɪsɪˌpeɪtɪŋ) /


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