Definition of noncommissioned in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnänkəˈmiSHənd/


(Of an officer in the armed forces) ranking below warrant officer, as sergeant or petty officer.
Example sentences
  • The Armed Forces Special Powers Act allows not just officers, but even junior commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers of the army, to use force and even kill any person on suspicion of disturbing public order.
  • One of the most important distinctions is the difference between commissioned and non-commissioned officers.
  • Because of the increased number of volunteer soldiers, the ministry will phase out recruitment of non-commissioned officers, including air force and army sergeants and naval petty officers.

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Syllabification: non·com·mis·sioned

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