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 for nonbearing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  nonbearing \nonbearing\ adj.
     1. (Arch.) supporting no vertical weight other than its own;
        -- of a structural member; as, a non-bearing wall.
        [Narrower terms: dividing(prenominal) ] bearing
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nonbearing
      adj 1: (of a structural member) supporting no vertical weight
             other than its own; "they took out a nonbearing wall"
             [ant: bearing(a)]

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