nonurgent

adjective
non·​ur·​gent | \ ˌnän-ˈər-jənt How to pronounce nonurgent (audio) \

Definition of nonurgent

: 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 When the pandemic hit in mid-March, the company cancelled all nonurgent medical procedures and outpatient programs, which generate the bulk of its revenue. BostonGlobe.com, "The week in business," 20 June 2020 Those include unplanned, unanticipated and nonurgent notifications, requests from others and your own curious thoughts. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "If you have ADHD, here's how to manage working from home," 29 May 2020 The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association estimates that about 15,000 nonurgent inpatient and outpatient medical procedures have been canceled each week during the ban. USA TODAY, "Prison protest, Phoenix set for flyover, mask mandates: News from around our 50 states," 30 Apr. 2020 The map showed when nonurgent medical procedures were suspended by state; from the left, the labels should have read March 18-19, March 20-23, March 24-27 and April 1-6. WSJ, "Corrections & Amplifications," 27 Apr. 2020 The country has announced that on April 27, hospitals can resume nonurgent care and outpatient procedures, such as dental work and physical therapy. Greg Norman | Fox News, Fox News, "Switzerland announces dates for its economy to start reopening during coronavirus outbreak," 17 Apr. 2020 Order 20-10 prohibits elective and nonurgent medical procedures as well as nonessential hospital visitation. Devon Link, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Is Oregon ordering social distancing through September?," 5 Apr. 2020 Residents will be allowed to have nonurgent doctors' appointments again starting Monday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced. Faith Karimi And Steve Almasy, CNN, "Decision to ease coronavirus shutdowns will come down to one key thing, state officials say," 16 Apr. 2020 Governors in dozens of states have delivered executive orders or guidelines directing hospitals to stop nonurgent procedures and surgeries to various degrees. New York Times, "During a Pandemic, an Unanticipated Problem: Out-of-Work Health Workers," 3 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of nonurgent

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonurgent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonurgent. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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