Definitions

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  • n. That which is not a place but has some aspects of one, such as cyberspace.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ place

Examples

  • Marc Augé, who coined the term nonplace, defines them as places that are not concerned with identity or are not "relational."

    PopMatters

  • The idea is basically that Web 2.0 is a contemporary "nonplace" - a place without the embedded history that defines spaces anthropologically.

    PopMatters

  • The drive south out of Seoul runs through a man-made muddle I call a "nonplace," a fractured landscape that is neither town, nor village, nor countryside.

    Seoul

  • To Westlake, Branson is a nonplace; like Disney World or Vegas, it could be anywhere.

    Pizza At Three O'clock

  • While the Internet beckons brightly, seductively flashing an icon of knowledge-as-power, this nonplace lures us to surrender our time on earth.

    The Internet? Bah!

  • Mr. DeLillo is not the sort of writer to provide obvious answers, but Lauren's encounters with Mr. Tuttle lead to much metaphysical and linguistic speculation: "There has to be an imaginary point, a nonplace where language intersects with our perceptions of time and space, and he is a stranger at this crossing, without words or bearings."

    Eighteen Pages of Genius - Then Modernist Mandarinism

  • There has to be an imaginary point, a nonplace where language intersects with our perceptions of time and space, and he is a stranger at this crossing, without words or bearings.

    THE BODY ARTIST

  • The result was duo love songs reimagined in a lovely nonplace where everything moves slower and glistens from every angle in the light from a very distant sun.

    Baltimore City Paper

  • Marcel van Eeden's exhibition "The Lone Lake Murders" pieces together a fictitious weekend event in September 1922 around the perimeter of Lone Lake, a fitting nonplace for a noirish story.

    artforum.com

  • Wilderness and government guns have a long history: the Wash is like a plain or a moor, officially perceived as an empty and useless nonplace, to be flattened, being blind and deaf to the bombers’ hysterics.

    A Year on the Wing

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