Definitions

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

  • adj. Unrelated to business or industry.
  • adj. Unrelated to one's own business or employment.

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  • adj. Not a business, or unrelated to business
  • n. An organisation that is not a business.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ business

Examples

  • You may be able to claim a nonbusiness energy property credit of 30% of the cost of certain energy-efficient property or improvements you placed in service in 2010.

    Color of Money Live

  • A major theme of the past few decades in commercial aviation is the commodification of the airline seat, and the increasing presence of nonbusiness air travel.

    Matthew Yglesias » Ride the Train

  • The Office of Special Counsel concluded that such briefings should take place away from the federal workplace during nonbusiness hours and that attendance should be completely optional.

    Report Finds Bush White House Violations

  • CHOP expressly reserves the right to use the Software, and related information and technology for any purpose which it deems appropriate in its sole discretion, includng without limitation, educational, research, scientific and other nonbusiness purposes, and to publish or otherwise dissmeinate the Software.

    Fluency meter software license download and terms of use

  • Working with the AACSB, a handful of American B-schools have begun training professors with degrees in nonbusiness fields like psychology, sociology and economics to teach in business schools.

    We're Hiring

  • Whether a child is of average intellect or on the high end, providing him with chances to pursue his interests, offering plenty of “nonbusiness” talk, and surrounding him with books that you and he actually read are the best support you can offer.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • No doubt some companies are salivating at the idea of taking it over since there is no competition for most regular nonbusiness mail.

    Think Progress » Corker And Alexander Place Hold On Aviation Funding Bill To Prevent FedEx Drivers From Unionizing

  • Be especially sensitive to the need to win trivial, nonbusiness arguments on things like restaurants, sports teams or cars.

    Marshall Goldsmith: Managing Up: Getting Your Higher-Ups To Pay Attention To You

  • By opening infected email links, using compromised USB drives, accessing sensitive data without authorization, visiting nonbusiness websites, using mobile devices irresponsibly and opening attachments from unknown sources, employees routinely expose our financial system, military, government agencies and critical infrastructure to cyber attack.

    Loose Keystrokes Sink Cybersystems

  • He repeatedly uses jargon like "setting" in nonbusiness contexts, as in "the ideal setting for raising a child is when you have the benefit of two people working together, and where one is male and one is female," as he put it at the town hall.

    Mitt On Message

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