Definitions

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  • adj. Not military; civilian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not associated with soldiers or the military

Etymologies

non- +‎ military (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mr. Idema claimed to be an aid worker and had signed an agreement to be involved only in nonmilitary, humanitarian activities.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • We should be actively seeking to replace that government by bringing every kind of nonmilitary pressure to bear we can to destabilize the government and help the people of Iran replace it with a moderate government.

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2007

  • The kind of nonmilitary side of the group has 2,200 offices around the country.

    CNN Transcript Jul 11, 2006

  • But the CIA program involved less than half a million dollars in aid and was all nonmilitary assistance—propaganda materials, for example, and radio scripts.

    The Good Fight

  • Then another carry team headed for the C-17, a nonmilitary team this time, consisting of four men and two women wearing identical gray suits.

    The Omega Theory

  • Eisenhower advocated quietly and swiftly putting American heavy tankers and oilers into readiness, including those normally used for nonmilitary purposes.

    Eisenhower 1956

  • The United States has also been promoting what it has called a diplomatic surge to help find a nonmilitary solution to the fighting.

    4 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan blast

  • The United States needs Pakistan's cooperation if it hopes to find a solution to the Afghan war and help a reconciliation process that hopes to fashion a nonmilitary solution to the Taliban insurgency.

    Kerry presents U.S. demands to Pakistan

  • Flows of people, always part of the bilateral relationship, skyrocketed: over four million Mexican citizens have headed north in the last decade, while over a million U.S. citizens have migrated south, forming the largest nonmilitary community of American expatriates in the world.

    What to Read on Mexican Politics

  • Within minutes, a tidal wave of messages followed from fellow Navy SEALs and other military and nonmilitary friends.

    The SEAL Sensibility

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