non·​crit·​i·​cal ˌnän-ˈkri-ti-kəl How to pronounce noncritical (audio)
: not critical: such as
: not marked by or given to criticism
a supportive, noncritical family/environment
: not indispensable or vital
noncritical components of the aircraft

Examples of noncritical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officials said Tuesday morning all the critical patients were moved to other hospitals and evacuations of noncritical patients are still underway. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 22 Aug. 2023 The final noncritical patient had been moved by midday Tuesday, according to LAFD spokesperson Margaret Stewart, who said fire officials would begin the process of demobilizing. Dakin Andone, CNN, 22 Aug. 2023 Firefighters also assisted with the remaining 213 noncritical patients. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 The remaining 213 noncritical patients were going to be moved to another building that had power. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 22 Aug. 2023 Hospitals often need at least three to four weeks to restore critical systems, with noncritical ones taking longer, said John Riggi, national adviser for cybersecurity and risk at the American Healthcare Association. Catherine Stupp, WSJ, 25 Aug. 2023 Eight individuals with critical injuries were flown to nearby hospitals while those with noncritical injuries were taken by ground, according to the office. Jose R. Gonzalez, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2023 The rest sustained noncritical injuries and were taken to area hospitals via ground transportation. Zach Mentz, cleveland, 2 Aug. 2023 Eight people were flown to nearby hospitals, according to the release, and those with noncritical injuries were taken by ground transportation. Mitchell McCluskey, CNN, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncritical was in 1838

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“Noncritical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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