Definition of Nonliving

1. Adjective. Not endowed with life. "Inanimate objects"

Exact synonyms: Inanimate, Non-living
Attributes: Aliveness, Animateness, Liveness
Similar to: Nonconscious
Antonyms: Animate
Derivative terms: Inanimateness



Definition of Nonliving

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of non-living) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nonliving

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonliving

nonlithium
nonlithospheric
nonlitigable
nonlitigant
nonlitigants
nonlitigating
nonlitigation
nonlitigious
nonlittered
nonlittering
nonliturgical
nonlive
nonliver
nonlives
nonlivestock
nonliving (current term)
nonlivings
nonloaded
nonlobbying
nonlobbyist
nonlobbyists
nonlobed
nonlobotomized
nonlocal
nonlocalities
nonlocality
nonlocalizability
nonlocalizable
nonlocalized
nonlocally

Literary usage of Nonliving

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1. Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars, National Research Council (U.S.). Space Studies Board, National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006)
"Assessing nonliving Contaminants of Concern Technological developments are leading to increasingly sensitive and sophisticated instruments that may he ..."

2. Outlines of the Comparative Physiology and Morphology of Animals by Joseph LeConte (1899)
"The study of unorganized or nonliving Nature belongs to physics and chemistry; ... nonliving.—Besides the essential properties belonging to all matter, ..."

3. Learning about Animals by Jo Ellen Moore (2000)
"Using page 8, students draw a living and a nonliving thing to show they understand ... Living Or nonliving? • Reproduce the picture cards on pages 9 and 10. ..."

4. Living Things by Katy Z. Allen, Kathleen McKeehen (2002)
"Ask students what living and nonliving things make up this ecosystem. 7. ... Invite students to explain how the nonliving factors of an ..."

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