non·​cri·​sis | \ ˌnän-ˈkrī-səs How to pronounce noncrisis (audio) \

Definition of noncrisis

: something that is not a crisis If your customers define a situation as a crisis, it is a crisis, even if the dominant coalition (those managers in the organization who make decisions) chooses to initially define it as a noncrisis.— W. Timothy Coombs often used before another nouna noncrisis period/situation

Examples of noncrisis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yields inched higher as investors anticipated the Federal Reserve will announce a plan to trim its balance sheet as part of its effort to return monetary policy to a noncrisis footing. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "U.S. Government Bond Prices Fall, Investors Await Fed Balance Sheet Shrinkage," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of noncrisis

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncrisis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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