Definitions

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  • noun Something which is not a factor, or does not play a significant role

Etymologies

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non- +‎ factor

Examples

  • Mr. Immelt said the U.S. economic-stimulus package, passed in February, was a "nonfactor" during the first half of 2009, but he expects GE to benefit in the second half from increased government spending.

    GE Net Falls 49% as All Units Hit

  • I'll recap my recap: Brown was a minor mayoral candidate who was a nonfactor in last September's Democratic primary, but he made some waves on the campaign trail by reliably bashing Adrian Fenty and lauding victor Vincent C.

    DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 25, 2011

  • The Kings waived him at midseason, as he was a complete nonfactor.

    Sacramento Kings Team Report

  • A quick recap: Brown was a minor mayoral candidate who was a nonfactor in last September's Democratic primary, but he made some waves on the campaign trail by reliably bashing Adrian Fenty and lauding victor Vincent C.

    Read Sulaimon Brown's resume -- is he qualified for $110K job?

  • In addition to scoring 16 points, sinking 8 of 10 from the foul line, grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking 4 shots, McGee made sure Hibbert was never able to establish a rhythm, rendering the second-year player who starred collegiately at Georgetown a virtual nonfactor.

    JaVale McGee keeps Roy Hibbert in check

  • The Giants were drained from the division race, and they could not overcome their many injuries; Bonds missed the second playoff game and was a nonfactor throughout.

    WILLIE MAYS

  • In some key markets, Microsoft is a nonfactor: When Ballmer discussed how "The Cloud Enhances Your Social & Professional Interactions," he cited such third-party social-media sites as Facebook and Twitter.

    Microsoft's Ballmer has his head, heart in 'the cloud'

  • In fact, Alex was a nonfactor with Daniel Sedin out of the lineup due to injury, and then he was a hat-trick–bagging scoring machine with both Sedins once again cycling down low and feeding him the puck as he gathered speed.

    Higgins Hockey Fantasy Index 2010-2011

  • In some key markets, Microsoft is a nonfactor: When Ballmer discussed how "The Cloud Enhances Your Social & Professional Interactions," he cited such third-party social-media sites as Facebook and Twitter.

    At WPC keynote, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer has his head, heart in 'The Cloud'

  • In fact, Alex was a nonfactor with Daniel Sedin out of the lineup due to injury, and then he was a hat-trick–bagging scoring machine with both Sedins once again cycling down low and feeding him the puck as he gathered speed.

    Higgins Hockey Fantasy Index 2010–2011

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