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1. Performing poorly or unsatisfactorily: nonperforming schools.
2. Failing to produce income: a bank with many nonperforming loans.

non′per·for′mance n.
non′per·form′er n.
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(Law) law failure to perform a task in a reasonable manner
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nonperformance - failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
nonaccomplishment, nonachievement - an act that does not achieve its intended goal
dereliction - willful negligence
comparative negligence - (law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff
concurrent negligence - (law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently; the plaintiff may sue both together or separately
contributory negligence - (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence; "in common law any degree of contributory negligence would bar the plaintiff from collecting damages"
criminal negligence, culpable negligence - (law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)
neglect of duty - (law) breach of a duty
dodging, escape, evasion - nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
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References in classic literature ?
With reference to army discipline, orders were continually being issued to inflict severe punishment for the nonperformance of military duties and to suppress robbery.
Hypothesis 3: The effects of corporate social responsibility performed by manufacturers of luxury brands on consumer response will differ according to type of activity (i.e., donation, volunteer service, or nonperformance of corporate social responsibility).
There ought to be a way to make the other justices of that court accountable for their mediocre performance or nonperformance. Letting them leave with the full monetary benefits of retirement in the tens of millions of taxpayer money is highway robbery!
All this talk of the Oli government's nonperformance is mere politics.
There are a variety of ways to incentivize clicker use, including course points for simply clicking in with any response (nonperformance based), correct responses (performance based), or incentives for achieving a specific percentage of correct responses.
MBIA said that net gains on the fair value of insured derivatives in 2012 were principally the effects of MBIA Corp.'s nonperformance risk on its derivative liabilities which resulted from a widening of its own credit spreads, a reduction in the company's recovery rates and the result of commuting derivatives at prices below fair value.
An increase in wealth does not exist as long as there is an obligation to return the cash based on future performance or nonperformance.
According to DOD, this interim rule addresses contract nonperformance that may result from application of a levy and the resulting impact on national security.