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[Latin, Not.] A common prefix used to indicate negation.

For example, the term non sequitur means "it does not follow."

NON. Not. When prefixed to other words, it is used as a negative as non access, non assumpsit.

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NOnly about 6% of blood donated is used in A&E.
nOnly one winner had raced more than six times that term.
nONLY two firms have priced up the final group match in the Carlton and United one-day ser-ies between Australia and Sri Lanka on Sunday.
NOnly a cynic would suggest Lesley Ash agreed to a recent interview with Trevor McDoughnut, where she refuted suggestions of wife-beating in her marriage, because she had some skimpy lingerie to plug.
nOnly time will tell whether auld acquaintance will be as strong in the future, but at least David Nicholson and Adrian Maguire were smiling again after signing off for 1998 with a winner apiece, writes Graham Cunningham.
NONLY last week I demanded the return of the old, sexy, mouthy Karen McDonald to Corrie as Suranne Jones' talents were going to waste.
nOnly US Tour counting events shown, figures in brackets denote current US prizemoney.
NOnly purchase toys that are specifically made for animals.
nOnly four went to post for the 10-furlong handicap won by NIL KRUSHAN but three of the runners were in line entering the final furlong.
NOnly 5% of people in the area never pack too much.
NONLY two games were played in the Nestle Rowntree NABC League.