nonoperational

adjective
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

Examples of nonoperational in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 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 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 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). Fred Lucas, National Review, 12 Apr. 2021 Ahead of its unveiling to the world, the automaker was able to build a nonoperational version of the vehicle that was 75 percent 3D printed. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, 26 June 2020 Don Odell, director of real property for the rail authority, said the agency has put off declaring the nonoperational properties as excess that can be sold and will retain them until the bullet train system is completed. Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2019 While Pentagon officials do not deny that al-Qaeda has had ties to Tehran, those links are generally seen as limited and nonoperational. Washington Post, 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of nonoperational

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonoperational.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonoperational. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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