nonroutine

adjective

non·​rou·​tine ˌnän-rü-ˈtēn How to pronounce nonroutine (audio)
: not routine : not of a commonplace or repetitious character
a nonroutine situation
an extended shutdown necessary for nonroutine repairs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Job growth will likely come from nonroutine positions, according to a report by professors from Duke University and the University of British Columbia. Ally Marotti, chicagotribune.com, 7 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonroutine was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Nonroutine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonroutine. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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