non·​op·​er·​at·​ing | \ˌnän-ˈä-pə-ˌrā-tiŋ \

Definition of nonoperating 

: not operating: such as

a : not functional or operational : nonoperational nonoperating lights

b : arising from the minor operations of a business auxiliary, supplementary nonoperating expenses

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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, "Apple Is a Hedge Fund That Makes Phones," 23 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of nonoperating

1837, in the meaning defined above

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