[non-yoon-yuh n]


not belonging to a labor union: nonunion workers.
not recognizing or accepting a labor union or union policy: a nonunion factory.
not manufactured by labor union workers.


Medicine/Medical. failure of a broken bone to heal.

Origin of nonunion

First recorded in 1860–65; non- + union Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of nonunion

Historical Examples of nonunion

  • The nonunion engineer is not only tolerated but is even on occasion made the beneficiary of the activities of the union.

    The Armies of Labor

    Samuel P. Orth

British Dictionary definitions for nonunion



not belonging or related to a trade unionnonunion workers
not favouring or employing union laboura nonunion shop
not produced by union labournonunion shirts


pathol failure of broken bones or bone fragments to heal
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nonunion in Medicine




The failure of a fractured bone to heal normally.
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