non·​op·​er·​a·​tion·​al ˌnän-ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shnəl How to pronounce nonoperational (audio)
: not operational: such as
: not functional or ready for use
a nonoperational clock
: not of or relating to the operation of a business or machine
Layoffs were limited to nonoperational positions.
nonoperational expenses

Examples of nonoperational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following the tour, the Medicare billing privileges for 46 nonoperational hospices were revoked. Ava Kofman, ProPublica, 25 Jan. 2024 Those cost estimates do not reflect a total restoration of the indoor pools, which have been nonoperational for several years. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 12 May 2022 There's no evidence the hospital was a nonoperational facility used by Azov fighters for military purposes, as social media posts and Russian officials have claimed. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2022 Also on Friday in Maryland, Brandon Fitzgerald-Holley pleaded guilty to using a nonoperational nonprofit to obtain coronavirus relief funds. Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2021 The inspector-general report determined the EPA has failed to adequately monitor about half of the country’s nonoperational hazardous-waste storage sites, known as Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs). Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 17 Apr. 2021

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'nonoperational.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonoperational was in 1890

Dictionary Entries Near nonoperational

Cite this Entry

“Nonoperational.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on nonoperational

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!