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non-

1.
a prefix meaning “not,” freely used as an English formative, usually with a simple negative force as implying mere negation or absence of something (rather than the opposite or reverse of it, as often expressed by un-1. ): nonadherence; noninterference; nonpayment; nonprofessional .
Origin
prefix representing L adv. nōn not

natura non facit saltum

[nah-too-rah nohn fah-kit sahl-too m; English nuh-too r-uh non fey-sit sal-tuh m, -tyoo r-] /nɑˈtu rɑ noʊn ˈfɑ kɪt ˈsɑl tʊm; English nəˈtʊər ə nɒn ˈfeɪ sɪt ˈsæl təm, -ˈtyʊər-/
Latin.
1.
nature makes no leap.

non compos mentis

[nohn kohm-pohs men-tis; English non kom-puh s men-tis] /ˈnoʊn ˈkoʊm poʊs ˈmɛn tɪs; English ˈnɒn ˈkɒm pəs ˈmɛn tɪs/
Latin.
1.
not of sound mind; mentally incapable of managing one's affairs.

non obstante

[nohn ohb-stahn-te; English non ob-stan-tee] /noʊn oʊbˈstɑn tɛ; English nɒn ɒbˈstæn ti/
Latin.
Origin
short for Anglo-Latin, Latin nōn obstante aliquō statūtō in contrārium any statute to the contrary notwithstanding

non placet

[nohn plah-ket; English non pley-sit] /noʊn ˈplɑ kɛt; English nɒn ˈpleɪ sɪt/
Latin.
1.
it is not pleasing.

non possumus

[nohn poh-soo-moo s; English non pos-uh-muh s] /noʊn ˈpoʊ sʊˌmʊs; English nɒn ˈpɒs ə məs/
Latin.
1.
we cannot.

persona non grata

[per-soh-nah nohn grah-tah; English per-soh-nuh non grah-tuh, grey-, grat-uh] /pɛrˈsoʊ nɑ noʊn ˈgrɑ tɑ; English pərˈsoʊ nə nɒn ˈgrɑ tə, ˈgreɪ-, ˈgræt ə/
plural personae non gratae
[per-soh-nahy nohn grah-tahy; English per-soh-nee non grah-tee, grey-, grat-ee] /pɛrˈsoʊ naɪ noʊn ˈgrɑ taɪ; English pərˈsoʊ ni nɒn ˈgrɑ ti, ˈgreɪ-, ˈgræt i/ (Show IPA).
Latin.
1.
a person who is not welcome: He has become persona non grata
in our club since his angry outburst.
2.
a diplomatic representative unacceptable to an accrediting government.

causa sine qua non

[kou-sah si-ne kwah nohn; English kaw-zuh sahy-nee kwey non, kaw-zuh sin-ey kwah nohn] /ˈkaʊ sɑ ˈsɪ nɛ kwɑ ˈnoʊn; English ˈkɔ zə ˈsaɪ ni kweɪ ˈnɒn, ˈkɔ zə ˈsɪn eɪ kwɑ ˈnoʊn/
noun, Latin.
1.
an indispensable condition; requisite.
Origin
literally, a cause without which not

de gustibus non est disputandum

[de goo s-ti-boo s nohn est dis-poo-tahn-doo m; English dee guhs-tuh-buh s non est dis-pyoo-tan-duh m] /dɛ ˈgʊs tɪˌbʊs noʊn ɛst ˌdɪs pʊˈtɑn dʊm; English di ˈgʌs tə bəs nɒn ɛst ˌdɪs pyʊˈtæn dəm/
Latin.
1.
there is no disputing about tastes.
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Examples for non
  • non degradable ones have become ugly nuisance, apart from being environmental unfriendly.
  • non-native trees benefit from a monthly deep soaking.
  • But in summer, the river is also a wonderful place for non-anglers to enjoy the simple pleasures of easy days and mellow nights.
  • That's one reason gravel, vs non-permeable paving, was used throughout the garden.
  • Replace red wine with apple juice and omit liqueur to make a non-alcoholic punch.
  • Sometimes those dollars are spent on valid public non-education goods.
  • And this, in turn, makes me wonder about the prospect of using fiction to teach other non-fiction subjects.
  • And now they want to extend this non-policy to higher education.
  • non-profits do a much better job at equipping the student with the learning skills necessary to adapt.
  • When a non-profit college loses its accreditation, no one suggests that the other non-profits should also lose theirs.
British Dictionary definitions for non

non-

prefix
1.
indicating negation nonexistent
2.
indicating refusal or failure noncooperation
3.
indicating exclusion from a specified class of persons or things nonfiction
4.
indicating lack or absence, esp of a quality associated with what is specified nonobjective, nonevent
Word Origin
from Latin nōn not

non compos mentis

/ˈnɒn ˈkɒmpəs ˈmɛntɪs/
adjective
1.
mentally incapable of managing one's own affairs; of unsound mind
Word Origin
Latin: not in control of one's mind

persona non grata

/pɜːˈsəʊnə nɒn ˈɡrɑːtə/
noun (pl) personae non gratae (pɜːˈsəʊniː nɒn ˈɡrɑːtiː)
1.
an unacceptable or unwelcome person
2.
a diplomatic or consular officer who is not acceptable to the government or sovereign to whom he or she is accredited
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Word Origin and History for non
non-
prefix meaning "not, lack of," or "sham," 14c., from Anglo-Fr. noun-, from O.Fr. non-, from L. non "not, not a," from Old L. noenum "not one" (*ne oinom). In some cases perhaps from M.E. non "not" (adj.), from O.E. nan (see not).
non compos mentis
1607, from L., lit. "not master of one's mind."
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non in Medicine

non- pref.
Not: noninvasive.

non compos mentis non com·pos men·tis (nŏn kŏm'pəs měn'tĭs)
adj.
Not of sound mind and hence not legally responsible; mentally incompetent.

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non in Culture
De gustibus non est disputandum [(day goos-ti-boos nohn est dis-poo-tahn-dem)]

Latin for “There's no disputing about taste.” Another version of this saying is “There's no accounting for taste.”

non compos mentis [(non kom-puhs men-tis)]

A phrase used to describe someone who is out of his or her mind and therefore not legally responsible for his or her actions: “It was determined by the court that the killer was non compos mentis.” From Latin, meaning “not having control of the mind.”

persona non grata [(puhr-soh-nuh non grah-tuh, grat-tuh)]

A person who is no longer favored or welcome: “After my angry words with the manager, I am persona non grata at the video store.” From Latin, meaning “an unacceptable person.”

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non

nonsmoking (area of restaurant)
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