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[non-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler] /nɒnˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər/

not utilizing , weapons, etc.:
to fight a nonnuclear war.
not of, concerned with, or operated by energy from fission or fusion of atomic nuclei: non-nuclear weapons
not involving, concerned with, or possessing nuclear weapons: non-nuclear states


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