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

Examples of noncritical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The frequency of noncritical visits and procedures are rising after most hospitals resumed all services last month, but haven’t returned to pre-pandemic levels. Mallory Moench,, "Bay Area doctors worry about patients skipping preventive medical care during coronavirus pandemic," 18 June 2020 The move will permit the reopening of noncritical retail stores and offices, but with capacity limits, the state says. Greg Norman | Fox News, Fox News, "Rhode Island becomes first in Northeast bloc to lift stay-at-home order," 9 May 2020 United Airlines workers have been asked to take voluntary leave, and the company is freezing noncritical hiring and raises for senior-level employees. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: Coronavirus shuts schools in several Bay Area districts," 13 Mar. 2020 Riverside County hospitals will move stable, noncritical patients to this location and the county’s other federal medical station in Indio. Kailyn Brown, Los Angeles Times, "A vacant Sears store is the site for a temporary hospital in Riverside County amid the coronavirus outbreak," 9 Apr. 2020 Workers have been asked to take voluntary leave and the company is freezing noncritical hiring and raises for senior-level employees. Mallory Moench,, "Trump’s Europe ban slams Bay Area airports, stocks, travelers," 12 Mar. 2020 One of the victims was dead at the scene and the other five were transported to local hospitals with conditions varying from critical to noncritical. Daniel Allman And Faith Karimi, CNN, "DC police searching for at least two suspects after shooting kills 1 and injures 5," 20 Sep. 2019 The hospital’s cafeteria has been outfitted as a makeshift intensive care unit for 74 noncritical virus patients. Tracey Tully, New York Times, "The Nurse Was Holding Up. Then Her 3 Close Relatives Were Brought In.," 5 Apr. 2020 But officials encouraged people to stay home and not travel for noncritical reasons to flatten the curve of infections and avoid overwhelming health care facilities. Anchorage Daily News, "State postpones deadline for removal of studded tires until May 11," 3 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of noncritical

1838, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jul 2020

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“Noncritical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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