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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
nontechnical \nontechnical\ adj. 1. not characteristic of or skilled in applied arts and sciences; as, nontechnical aspects of the job; nontechnical training. Opposite of technical. Syn: untechnical. [WordNet 1.5] 2. comprehensible to the general public; not requiring specialized training to be understood; as, written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language. Syn: lay, plain, popular, unspecialized, untechnical. [WordNet 1.5] nontelescopic