Definitions

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

  • adj. Not seeking or producing a profit or profits: a nonprofit organization.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not seeking to produce a profit (a financial gain).
  • n. An organization that exists for reasons other than to make a profit, such as a charitable, educational or service organization.

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

  • adj. not commercially motivated
  • n. an organization chartered for other than profit-making activities

Etymologies

non- +‎ profit. (Wiktionary)

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