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nonevent

[non-i-vent] /ˌnɒn ɪˈvɛnt/
noun
1.
an event or situation that is anticipated but does not occur or occurs with much less than the expected impact, especially one that has been widely publicized; anticlimax.
2.
an occurrence of only superficial interest or content; a dull or insignificant occasion.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; non- + event
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British Dictionary definitions for non-event

nonevent

/ˌnɒnɪˈvɛnt/
noun
1.
a disappointing or insignificant occurrence, esp one predicted to be important
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Word Origin and History for non-event
n.

"unimportant or disappointing event," 1962, from non- + event.

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Slang definitions & phrases for non-event

nonevent

noun
  1. An apparent event staged or produced for or by the media
  2. Something invalid; something that in effect did not happen: ''As a practical matter'' the new rules are ''a nonevent'' (1962+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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