non·​elec·​tive | \ ˌnän-i-ˈlek-tiv How to pronounce nonelective (audio) \

Definition of nonelective

: not elective: such as
a : relating to, being, or involving an urgent medical procedure and especially surgery that is essential to the survival of the patient a nonelective appendectomy acute nonelective surgery
b : not permitting a choice : not optional nonelective college courses
c : of, relating to, or being a fixed amount of money that is contributed by an employer to an employee's retirement account regardless of whether or how much the employee also contributes nonelective versus matching contributions

First Known Use of nonelective

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonelective.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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