non·​op·​er·​a·​tion·​al | \ ˌnän-ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shnəl How to pronounce nonoperational (audio) , -shə-nᵊl\

Definition of nonoperational

: not operational: such as
a : not functional or ready for use a nonoperational clock
b : not of or relating to the operation of a business or machine Layoffs were limited to nonoperational positions. nonoperational expenses

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The hurricanes rendered the airports in St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. Maarten in the Virgin Islands nonoperational. Russell Blair,, "Connecticut Relief Organizations Step Up As Puerto Rico Waits For Help From Congress," 26 Sep. 2017 In Texas, two wastewater treatment facilities in Harris County were destroyed by Harvey, and eight others remain nonoperational in five counties including Harris three weeks after the record-setting rainfall. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, "Recent Hurricanes Strain U.S. Towns’ Aging Sewer Systems," 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of nonoperational

1890, in the meaning defined above

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