Words That Start With Non
To find words of this sort is easy, because “non” is a common prefix example. It means “not” or “without.” Depending on context, it can instead refer to the number nine. Of course, there are also some non words where “non” isn’t a prefix; they just happen to start with those three letters.
Nonagon: A nine-sided polygon (also called enneagon)
Nonet: A group of nine musicians or a nine-line poem
Nonfat: A food that contains no fat or has had all its fat removed
Nonfiction: Writing that is based on facts and real events
Nonillion: A number represented by one followed by 30 zeros (10^30, US/Canada)
Nonpareil: A person or thing that is unrivaled, or a pellet type of decorative confectionery
Nonprofit: An organization, often charitable, that does not seek or produce a profit
Nonpros: Could be a noun meaning non-professional, but also a verb meaning to allow a lawsuit to be dropped
Nonsense: Words that make no sense, or foolish or absurd behavior
Nonstop: Unceasing, made or done without stops
Nonverbal: Involving little or no use of words
Nonzero: Designating a quantity other than zero
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Words That End in Non
Need some helpful non words that end in those three letters? This list is a great place to start.
Anon: An archaic way of saying “at once” or “right away”
Canon: An established or basic rule or principle, a standard criterion
Cannon: A large gun with a relatively short barrel
Champignon: An edible mushroom
Chignon: A roll or knot of hair worn at the back of the head
Chronon: A proposed unit of time in quantum mechanics
Diazinon: A type of acid ester used as an insecticide
Mignon: Something that is small and delicate, like filet mignon
Olecranon: The bony process at the top of the ulna forming the point of the elbow
Organon: A set of principles in scientific or philosophical investigation
Pennon: A long, narrow, triangular or swallow-tailed flag borne on a lance
Phenomenon: Any event or experience that is apparent to the senses
Tenon: A projecting part cut on the end of a piece of wood to insert into a corresponding hole (mortise) in another piece
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Words That Contain Non
You have words that start with non and end with non, but what about words with non in the middle? These winning words with the letters "non" could work!
Annona: A genus of flowering plants in the sugar apple family
Anonymous: Of unknown name or origin, with no known name
Bignonia: A tropical American evergreen vine with trumpet-shaped flowers
Canonize: To glorify or give church sanction to
Chinone: Another term for quinone, a class of organic compound in chemistry
Ethnonym: The name of a people or ethnic group
Flavanone: A complex, colorless, crystalline ketone derived from flavone
Ionone: A colorless liquid made from citral and acetone, used in perfume
Mononucleotide: A nucleotide derived from one molecule
Penoncel: A small pennant on a lance, used in medieval or Renaissance times
Rotenone: A white, odorless, crystalline substance used in insecticides
Synonym: A word that means the same or almost the same thing as another word
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The Other Kind of Non Words
Every word listed above contains the same three letters: N-O-N. You could also come up with words that aren’t real words. Pseudowords are non-words that sound like they could be real, even though they’re not. If you’ve ever seen anyone write “alot” or “conversate” online, you’ve encountered non-words. Improve your vocabulary by casting these non-words away.
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