Definition of non-operational in English:

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non-operational

Pronunciation: /nɒnɒpəˈreɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l/

adjective

1Not working or in use: non-operational equipment
More example sentences
  • The NHS holds around 1,000 non-operational sites currently worth £912m.
  • Head Philip Davies said: ‘Items removed included file servers, so the whole of the suite is non-operational.’
  • The capital receipts will come from the sale of non-operational property such as three golf courses in Leeds, assorted agricultural land, shops and houses across the district.
1.1Not engaged in or involving active duties: his current non-operational job as a fire prevention office
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  • They have been put on non-operational firearms duties.
  • The two officers remained at work, on non-operational duties, as the Crown Prosecution Service considers whether to bring any criminal charges against them.
  • Up to 3,000 non-operational managers will lose their jobs although it remained unclear last night where the majority of losses will be.

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