nondefense

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • non-defense

Etymology[edit]

non- +‎ defense

Adjective[edit]

nondefense (not comparable)

  1. Unrelated to military defense
    • 1988 August 19, Ben Joravsky, “Peace Conversion: a tiny city agency seeks to turn swords into plowshares”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      A more immediate concern, therefore, is to figure how more of the $250 million earmarked for Chicago might be spent on nondefense items.

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