Meaning of “non-renewable” in the English Dictionary

"non-renewable" in British English

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non-renewableadjective

uk /ˌnɒn.rɪˈnjuː.ə.bəl/ us /ˌnɑːn.rɪˈnuː.ə.bəl/

(Definition of “non-renewable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"non-renewable" in Business English

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non-renewableadjective

uk us

ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES relating to materials, etc. that are not able to be replaced:

non-renewable resources/fuels Green power is displacing power that would have come from a non-renewable source.

LAW if an agreement or an official document is non-renewable, its use cannot be continued for an extra period of time:

This contract is valid for a period of two years, and is non-renewable.

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non-renewablenoun

uk us ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES
non-renewables

[ plural ] a type of energy that cannot be replaced after it has been used:

Investment in renewables has outstripped non-renewables for the second year in succession.
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(Definition of “non-renewable” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)