Definition of non-profit in English:

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Pronunciation: /nɒnˈprɒfɪt/
(British also non-profit-making)


Not making or conducted primarily to make a profit: charities and other non-profit organizations
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  • As a health worker in a non-profit foreign organization she was able to move to New York.
  • They may do it more often, but non-profit public interest organizations do it as well.
  • It appears to me that a brush with failure can be good for public and non-profit institutions.


chiefly North American
A non-profit organization: I spent the next six years working for small non-profits
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  • At the gathering, Obama praised a New Hampshire nonprofit that helps poor people buy fuel-efficient, reliable cars.
  • About one-third of employees nationwide participate in a traditional or defined benefit pension plan, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a Washington nonprofit.
  • Mr. Soto and others eventually persuaded the city to let them stay, forming a nonprofit that now manages the performances.
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