Definition of nonemergency in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnänəˈmərjənsē/


[usually as modifier]
A situation that does not require immediate action, typically with regard to a person’s health: the hospital decided to cancel nonemergency procedures to free up all possible beds for patients in more urgent need for the most part, no special equipment needs to be provided for nonemergencies
More example sentences
  • The new theatre will be for routine or non-emergency orthopaedic patients.
  • A wide range of transport issues were discussed, including the matter of escorts in (non-emergency) patient transport ambulances.
  • The teams can be contacted via the force's non-emergency telephone number.

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Syllabification: non·e·mer·gen·cy

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