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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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "GM Built a C8 Corvette Prototype That Was 75 Percent 3D Printed," 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, "California bullet train’s mishandling of land deals adds to mounting costs and delays," 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, "Trump administration lays broad legal grounds for military strike on Iran," 3 July 2019 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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“Nonoperational.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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