Definitions

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  • adj. Not adopting; not taking up some specified technology, etc.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ adopting

Examples

  • The thirty-nine nonadopting coffee farmers (who did not use the new varieties) raised their net income from 4,500 pesos to 12,000 pesos, an increase of only 7,500 (166 percent).

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • The thirty nonadopting coffee farmers (who did not use the new coffee varieties) raised their net income from 4,500 pesos to 12,000 pesos, an increase of only half as much (7,500 pesos, or 166 percent).

    Diffusion of Innovations

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