from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Chiefly British Not characteristic of the upper class, especially in language usage.

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  • adj. not U; not characteristic of the upper classes, particularly regarding language.


non- + U2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • The amendment, which will be taken up during the Dec. 15 committee vote, seeks to narrow the definition of non-U.S. websites that engage in piracy and calls for an inter-agency study on the bill's impact on the Internet's domain-name system, among other changes. -- Top News

  • The indictment Tuesday alleged that the two advisers helped to conceal their clients' ownership of bank accounts collectively holding more than $600 million by opening and managing them under fictional names or under the name of non-U.S. relatives or sham corporate entities.

  • Goldman was presumed to have an upper hand after arranging a private offering of Facebook shares last year, though its odds were seen as declining amid a flub in that process that led the bank to limit the deal to non-U.S. investors.

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  • The remainder of the stock portion would comprise small and midcap U.S. stocks, additional non-U.S. stocks and possibly another equity position.

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  • Currently, the Onion's website is experimenting with a pay wall for non-U.S visitors.

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  • It estimated that the new algorithms would affect about 12% of U.S.-based search queries and would expand to non-U.S. queries in the near future.

    Google's Search Cleanup Has Big Effect

  • Winning over the major non-U.S. auto makers including Toyota was important to the administration as it sought to fend off criticism that its plan favored Detroit.

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  • One of the most controversial aspects of the law is authorization of indefinite detention of non-U.S. citizens.

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  • At the same time, some speculated that longer-term, the cut could hasten a decline in the U.S. dollar's status as the currency of choice for business and cash holdings by central banks and big non-U.S. investors.

    Markets Brace for Downgrade's Toll

  • The dollar is, for now at least, the world's reserve currency, meaning non-U.S. central banks will have to keep buying Treasurys.

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