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non- +‎ point


nonpoint (not comparable)

  1. (of pollution) Not from one single determined point source
    • 1999 September 3, C. D. Harvell et al., “Emerging Marine Diseases--Climate Links and Anthropogenic Factors”, in Science[1], volume 285, number 5433, DOI:10.1126/science.285.5433.1505, pages 1505-1510:
      Other nonpoint sources of pollution are important.
    • 1994 September 16, Harold Henderson, “Environment: The Manufactured Crisis”, in Chicago Reader[2]:
      But they don't deny the movement's achievements, and they want to do more about what they consider real problems, such as federally subsidized timber sales and nonpoint pollution of air and water.