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  • n. Plural form of nonplayer.


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  • Research shows that children who engage in complex forms of socio-dramatic play have greater language skills than nonplayers, better social skills, more empathy, more imagination, and more of the subtle capacity to know what others mean.

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  • MLB dearly hopes the bankruptcy court will defer to league rules because league membership is what gives the Dodgers property its value—which a bankruptcy court is duty-bound to protect for the benefit of Dodgers creditors, who include nonplayers like Manny Ramirez ($21 million) and Andruw Jones ($11 million).

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  • The authors of the Nature study point out that some modest benefits to cognitive abilities have been reported in studies of older people, preschool children and videogame players who outperform nonplayers on some tests of visual attention.

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  • As the winning streak lengthened, nonplayers made superstitious contributions.


  • After 10 days the Medal of Honor trainees scored higher than both the nonplayers and their Tetris colleagues.

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  • To eliminate this possibility, Bevalier formed two other groups of nonplayers; one trained for an hour a day shooting enemy soldiers in the action game Medal of Honor while the other played the more sedate puzzle game Tetris.

    Too Much Information?

  • On average, the videogame players scored 30 percent better than nonplayers.

    Too Much Information?

  • When the Red Sox closed shop, 450 nonplayers were dumped off the payroll.

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  • Those who do not simply withdraw themselves from the compromised, daily human business of civic life in the manner of hermits or ascetics or nonplayers of some other sort have to face this.

    The Radiation Experiments

  • In the brains of nine string players examined with magnetic resonance imaging, the amount of somatosensory cortex dedicated to the thumb and fifth finger of the left hand -- the fingering digits -- was significantly larger than in nonplayers.

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