Definition of nonoperational in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnänˌäpəˈrāSHənl/


1Not working or in use: nonoperational equipment
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  • In addition, 5 other reactors have been nonoperational for at least 2 consecutive calendar years.
  • At the Block M bus terminal, twin ticket booths were already installed in the underground hall, but were vacant and nonoperational.
  • As a book about a nonoperational aircraft, Valkyrie will probably attract only a limited audience within the Air Force community.
1.1Not engaged in or involving active duties.
Example sentences
  • Drawing from these definitions, noncore logistics functions can be described as nonoperational activities that are not required to be undertaken by military personnel.
  • Many officers will become midcareer specialists by joining the nonoperational career fields after extensive experience in the operational career field's basic branches.
  • Many who become generals have only one nonoperational assignment, which allows little time for reflection and assimilation of skills.
1.2Not derived from or involving normal business operations.
Example sentences
  • Last year, our business generated about $1.2 billion of free cash flow, but a lot of it went into junk- nonbusiness, nonoperational stuff.

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Syllabification: non·op·er·a·tion·al

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