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

  • n. A matter of so little import that it ought not to become a focus of controversy and comment.

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  • n. A matter of no concern, especially one that had been of concern.

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Examples

  • Remember this poll the next time you see a member of the Beltway media tell you how important this nonissue is to the campaign.

    Primary Returns

  • Jobs says iPhone 4 antenna problem a 'nonissue' - Apple's iPhone 4 signal problems have been the source of a barrage of complaints by customers complaining of a faulty antenna and now

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • And incredibly stupid "nonissue" and an absurdly amateurish response from team Obama: "Yes, we condemn what Clark didn't say even though he didn't say it cause we're such wimps we can't say: he didn't criticize McCain's war record or service in the military."

    Obama Campaign Condemns Wes Clark's Comments About McCain

  • I'm not happy with MSNBC, because now we have another essentially "nonissue" gumming up the debate when we should be talking about Iraq and the impending energy crisis (peak oil) which are going to ruin our economy beyond recognition.

    MSNBC's Shuster Suspended After Hillary Camp Criticizes Chelsea "Pimp" Remark

  • Mark Adelmann of Denver Investment Advisors LLC, which has owned AIG shares for years, calls it a "nonissue" that may not have given investors better information about the company.

    Eliot Spitzer and the Decline of AIG

  • Swiss watchmaker Omega said Phelps 'actions were a private matter and "nonissue" while Speedo called Phelps a "valued member of the Speedo team."

    STLtoday.com Top News Headlines

  • High-end watch maker Omega went as far as to call the story a "nonissue" that involved Phelps 'private life.

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  • Happ was knocked out of Game 1 after taking a hard liner off his left leg in the seventh inning, an injury the lefty called a "nonissue" on Saturday.

    ESPN.com

  • Former Vermont governor Howard Dean told a gay rights group in Iowa on Thursday that same-sex marriage would be a "nonissue" in the state's 2010 election.

    Advocate.com Daily News

  • Sousa, who is openly gay and described himself as "an activist in general," said marriage equality is a "nonissue" in Massachusetts, which legalized same-sex marriage about five years ago.

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