non·​cri·​sis ˌnän-ˈkrī-səs How to pronounce noncrisis (audio)
: 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 noun
a noncrisis period/situation

Examples of noncrisis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even in noncrisis, day-to-day interactions, people are more likely to feel understood when someone uses active listening techniques instead of providing advice or feedback, according to a 2014 study published in the International Journal of Listening. Lydia Wang, Women's Health, 25 May 2023 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, 19 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncrisis was in 1890

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“Noncrisis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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