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Not allied with any other nation or bloc; neutral: A group of 20 nonaligned nations urged a treaty to ban space weapons.

non′a·lign′ment n.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of states) not part of a major alliance or power bloc, esp not allied to the US, China, or formerly the Soviet Union
ˌnonaˈlignment n


(ˌnɒn əˈlaɪnd)

not politically aligned, esp. with either one of two opposing powers or ideologies.
non`a•lign′ment, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonaligned - not affiliated with any faction, party, or cause
aligned - brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause


Not inclining toward or actively taking either side in a matter under dispute:
Idiom: on the fence.


[ˌnɒnəˈlaɪnd] adjnon allineato/a
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