Definition of non-operating in US English:

non-operating

adjective

  • 1That cannot or does not operate; that is not operational.

  • 2Originally and chiefly Finance. Not directly related to or concerning the primary operation of a business, process, etc.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Whewell (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science. From non- + operating.

Pronunciation

non-operating

/nɒnˈɒpəreɪtɪŋ/