Definition of nonpast in English:

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nonpast

Pronunciation: /ˈnänˌpast/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

Grammar
A tense not expressing a past action or state.
Example sentences
  • Intransitive, transitive, causative forms, past and non-past tenses (there was no future tense in Old Tamil), participal and verbal nouns, adjectival participles and the infinitive are found in the language of the inscriptions.
  • At the moment, tread is still the only Standard English non-past form of this verb; but that could change - trod might replace it completely in the not too distant future.

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Syllabification: non·past

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