Share this entry

Share this page


Syllabification: non·gov·ern·men·tal
Pronunciation: /ˌnänɡəvər(n)ˈmen(t)l

Definition of nongovernmental in English:


(Especially of an organization) not belonging to or associated with any government.
Example sentences
  • Though routinely referred to as a non-governmental organization, the US Congress funds it.
  • It must instead rely on complaints from citizens, firms, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Few non-governmental organizations represented anything but parochial interests.

Definition of nongovernmental in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪeɪt
bring oneself into favour with someone through flattery…