non·​ur·​gent ˌnän-ˈər-jənt How to pronounce nonurgent (audio)
: not calling for immediate attention : not urgent
a nonurgent matter
a nonurgent medical problem

Examples of nonurgent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ambulances would still go to medical emergencies, but they wouldn’t be dispatched to many calls deemed nonurgent. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Mar. 2024 Don’t pick this time to bring up nonurgent ideas or ask about an extended vacation. 3. Kathleen Shanley, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Severely ill patients The pandemic aid program, called the Provider Relief Fund, was meant to help hospitals as Covid sent many severely ill patients to the facilities while also forcing the cancellation of the knee replacement and other nonurgent surgeries that typically provided revenue. Melanie Evans, WSJ, 4 Dec. 2022 Sajid Javid, the U.K. health secretary, said that in the coming weeks, staff in the National Health Service would be redeployed away from nonurgent care. Cecilia Butini, WSJ, 27 Dec. 2021 Nothing time is different from free time; Dead Week is not a vacation and not a holiday, but we are afforded so little truly unmarked and nonurgent time that five days when nothing really matters can feel like something more precious than either one. Helena Fitzgerald, The Atlantic, 27 Dec. 2021 Last year, a man died in March after dispatchers misclassified a 911 call as nonurgent. Paul Duggan, Washington Post, 3 Feb. 2023 Other complaints that are considered nonurgent, Rothschild said, must be responded to within 72 hours to set up an inspection with the complainant, who is usually the tenant. Ted Glanzer, Hartford Courant, 19 Sep. 2022 Mayo has performed some scans without the contrast dye or used lower doses where appropriate, and has rescheduled some nonurgent exams, Mr. Tichy said. Peter Loftus, WSJ, 17 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonurgent was in 1871

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“Nonurgent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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