nonfunctioning

adjective
non·​func·​tion·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈfəŋ(k)-sh(ə-)niŋ How to pronounce nonfunctioning (audio) \

Definition of nonfunctioning

1 : not performing or able to perform a function : not functioning : nonfunctional a nonfunctioning telephone a nonfunctioning kidney
2 medical, of a tumor : not secreting hormones or not secreting hormones that produce clinical symptoms a nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma nonfunctioning islet cell tumors

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Examples of nonfunctioning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Water has also emerged as a major problem, with almost 7 million Texans under a boil water advisory, and about 263,000 people affected by nonfunctioning water providers. Maria Jimenez Moya, Star Tribune, 18 Feb. 2021 Water has also emerged as a major problem, with almost seven million Texans under a boil water advisory, and about 263,000 people affected by nonfunctioning water providers. New York Times, 17 Feb. 2021 Scott, fifty, was shot and killed by a North Charleston police officer on April 4, 2015, after being stopped for a nonfunctioning brake light. The New Yorker, 14 June 2020 There are more nonfunctioning lights on the road today than there ever used to be. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, 13 June 2017 The ocular prosthesis can be nearly spherical, like the eyeball, or cup-like, to fit over an existing, malformed and nonfunctioning eye. Christopher Wanjek, Fox News, 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of nonfunctioning

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nonfunctioning was in 1869

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“Nonfunctioning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonfunctioning. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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nonfunctioning

adjective
non·​func·​tion·​ing | \ -ˈfəŋ(k)-sh(ə-)niŋ How to pronounce nonfunctioning (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonfunctioning

1 : not performing or able to perform a regular function a nonfunctioning thyroid
2 of a tumor : not secreting hormones or not secreting hormones which produce clinical symptoms a nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma nonfunctioning islet cell tumors

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