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[non-prof-it] /nɒnˈprɒf ɪt/
not established for the purpose of making a profit; not entered into for money:
a nonprofit institution.
a nonprofit organization, institution, corporation, or other entity.
Origin of nonprofit
1900-05; non- + profit
Can be confused
nonprofit, not-for-profit. Unabridged
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  • They became teachers or doctors or nurses or professors or lawyers or scientists or nonprofit workers.
  • She works in the nonprofit world for a relatively low-profit salary.
  • Mounting legal fees have drained the budget of a national food nonprofit whose sales have slumped in the past year.
  • Her offline credits include copy editing full-length books and creating marketing copy for nonprofit organizations.
  • But consider the hardships that nonprofit organizations are enduring.
  • The lawsuit was filed by the environmental nonprofit.
  • We've also started this nonprofit foundation whose goal is bigger than the festival itself.
  • Most in this town have, thanks to workshops sponsored by the government and various nonprofit groups.
  • More than half of nonprofit executives say they have observed unethical fund-raising behavior, a new study has found.
  • Applicants may also represent a broad range of professional backgrounds in nonprofit, for profit, and/or government services.
British Dictionary definitions for nonprofit


another word for non-profit-making
an organization that is not intended to make a profit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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