Definition of non-destructive in English:

non-destructive

adjective

technical
  • Not involving damage or destruction, especially of an object or material that is being tested.

    ‘non-destructive testing methods’
    • ‘The center section wing spar passed its non-destructive test with flying colors.’
    • ‘Progress has been made in turning these methods into non-destructive analytical tools.’
    • ‘Two of them are non-destructive methods, while the third one is a destructive method.’
    • ‘Deflection testing is a non-destructive method of assessing the structural adequacy of a pavement.’
    • ‘This raises concern about the accuracy and application of non-destructive deflection testing for diagnosis and prediction of pavement performance.’

Pronunciation

non-destructive

/nɒndɪˈstrʌktɪv/