from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. That cannot be returned: Merchandise on sale is generally nonreturnable.
- adj. Not exchangeable for a deposit: nonreturnable bottles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unable to be returned.
- n. Something that cannot be returned.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. That may not be returned for a refund; -- of purchased goods, or containers for purchased items. Opposite of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. that may not be returned
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Comic shops are risk averse; they buy on a nonreturnable basis.
Photos, which are nonreturnable, may be color or black-and-white, and in print form.
From today's Wall Street Journal: Borders Group Inc. has agreed to accept books from HarperStudio on a nonreturnable basis, departing from a decades-old publishing tradition.
It would be a huge change for the American book industry if frontlist titles are sold to retailers on nonreturnable terms.
When we handed in our gear, we thanked the Army for the long underwear and stocking caps; even unworn they were nonreturnable items.
As for the second part of their strategy, Harper Studio is struggling with establishing a nonreturnable book policy.
They also hope to achieve greater profits through lower book returns from retailers, preferably by selling through with a nonreturnable policy.
In compromise, they plan to offer retailers a choice of going returnable or nonreturnable, with steeper wholesale discounts offered to those who choose nonreturnable.
His attention turns to Bex, nonnegotiable, nonreturnable.
Borders Group Inc. has agreed to accept books from HarperStudio on a nonreturnable basis, departing from a decades-old publishing tradition.