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

Example Sentences

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, 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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Cite this Entry

“Noncrisis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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