The political attitude of a state that does not associate or identify itself with the political ideology or objective espoused by other states, groups of states, or international causes, or with the foreign policies stemming therefrom. It does not preclude involvement, but expresses the attitude of no precommitment to a particular state (or block) or policy before a situation arises.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • nonalignment — nÉ‘nÉ™ laɪnmÉ™nt / nÉ’n n. state of not being allied with a world power …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonalignment — non·alignment …   English syllables

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