non·​op·​er·​at·​ing ˌnän-ˈä-pə-ˌrā-tiŋ How to pronounce nonoperating (audio)
: not operating: such as
: not functional or operational : nonoperational
nonoperating lights
: arising from the minor operations of a business auxiliary, supplementary
nonoperating expenses

Examples of nonoperating in a Sentence

fixed all nonoperating parts
Recent Examples on the Web Debt and other nonoperating municipal costs would rise from $24.6 million to $26.5 million. Jesse Leavenworth,, 9 Mar. 2021 Our research, published in the Journal of Finance, shows that in 2012 these corporations managed a combined portfolio of $1.6 trillion of nonoperating financial assets. Thomas Gilbert and, WSJ, 23 Aug. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonoperating was in 1837

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“Nonoperating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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