Meaning of “non-state” in the English Dictionary

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"non-state" in Business English

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non-stateadjective [ before noun ]

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ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT used to describe something that does not belong to or is not controlled by a government:

China's non-state sector is expanding rapidly.
In the UK, gas and electricity are competitive, non-state industries.

(Definition of “non-state” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)