Definitions

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  • adjective Not final.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ final

Examples

  • Mr. Burdett said that PayPal has received three “nonfinal rejections” of its patent application for its PayPal Mobile system, most recently in June.

    Google Files for a Phone Payment Service Patent | Impact Lab

  • There is an important corollary to drawing a distinction between intrinsic value and final value (and between extrinsic value and nonfinal value), and that is that, contrary to what Korsgaard herself initially says, it may be a mistake to contrast final value with instrumental value.

    Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Value

  • The Patent Office's ruling is nonfinal, so Judge Spencer doesn't have to consider it in his ruling.

    RIM Wins One, But It's Not That Big BlackBerry Raspberries

  • The OV languages show progressive deverbalization of the nonfinal verb in the construction.

    Far Outliers

  • Every bound galley that goes out to book reviewers has a notice on the front saying that this is uncorrected nonfinal text, so please don't quote from it.

    Boing Boing

  • This database contains both final and nonfinal records; a data field in each record distinguishes between them.

    WorldVitalRecords Blog

  • . . if we keep the current policies on RCE, continuations, and nonfinal rejections, we would need to increase the number of examiners by a factor of 1.2230 in order to decrease the total intensity from 1.2230 to 1.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • . . if we keep the current policies on RCE, continuations, and nonfinal rejections, we would need to increase the number of examiners by a factor of 1.2230 in order to decrease the total intensity from 1.2230 to 1.

    Study Shows USPTO Backlog Is Tied More to Non-Final Actions, and Not Continuations

  • If the idea is coherent, then we should in principle distinguish two kinds of instrumental value, one final and the other nonfinal. [

    Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Value

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