non·​crit·​i·​cal | \ ˌnän-ˈkri-ti-kəl How to pronounce noncritical (audio) \

Definition of noncritical

: not critical: such as
a : not marked by or given to criticism a supportive, noncritical family/environment
b : not indispensable or vital noncritical components of the aircraft

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In the space of a few seconds, Bales had passed the alarm to Garman, who quickly responded that the alarm was noncritical and that the landing could go on, as long as the alarm didn’t become continuous. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "No, a “checklist error” did not almost derail the first moon landing," 5 July 2019 Those with noncritical injuries are receiving treatment at local hospitals, Yashnyk said. Allyson Chiu, Washington Post, "IED explosion at Ontario Indian restaurant injures at least 15. Two men sought.," 25 May 2018 THE LIGHTBULB Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt hired at least two ex-lobbyists and several other aides for noncritical positions through an obscure provision in a water-safety law. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Environmentalists, ethics experts question Scott Pruitt's unusual hiring practice," 4 Apr. 2018 A forensic audit will be commissioned, noncritical consulting agreements will be discontinued and a reorganization will be instituted, according to a statement released by the Housing Authority. Skyler Swisher,, "Palm Beach County Housing Authority fires director, citing ethical breaches," 1 Aug. 2017 Justin Bieber accidentally hit a photographer with his pickup truck outside a Beverly Hills church Wednesday night, causing noncritical injuries. Ryan Kilpatrick, Time, "Justin Bieber Accidentally Hit a Photographer With His Pickup Truck," 27 July 2017 Both players' gunshot wounds are noncritical, and detectives are still working to identify and arrest the suspects, according a police statement obtained by the Associated Press. Khadrice Rollins,, "Three Vanderbilt football players involved in shooting over stolen phone in Target parking lot," 27 June 2017 Over the course of the year at the hospital, Gilbert and his team focused on 10 noncritical carerooms on two different floors and two nurse stations, one that provided care to surgical patients and another that provided care to cancer patients. Tracy Staedter, Fox News, "New map tracks germs' travels around hospitals," 30 May 2017 The trend is a twist on the perception of medical tourism as a way to save money, often on noncritical procedures like dental work and face-lifts. Sui-lee Wee, New York Times, "China’s Ill, and Wealthy, Look Abroad for Medical Treatment," 29 May 2017

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First Known Use of noncritical

1838, in the meaning defined above

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