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 History of this Word

"non" (not) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, "non" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"non-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "not" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

non- illustration The aim is to make sense of these cases of apparent nonsense in the writings of these thinkers.
non- illustration Develop story ideas for non-fiction articles.