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[non-kuh-mish-uh nd] /ˌnɒn kəˈmɪʃ ənd/
not commissioned, applied especially to military officers, as sergeants and corporals, ranking below warrant officer.
Origin of noncommissioned
1695-1705; non- + commissioned Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Unit training and management could be affected because some who may not be contacted are noncommissioned officers.
  • Groups of four or five stations composed a zone, and a noncommissioned officer was in charge of each zone.
  • As you would expect, both noncommissioned officers have extraordinary records of service.
  • He said his company was lacking noncommissioned officers.
  • Gil is either a noncommissioned officer or junior officer rank.

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