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early warning system

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A network of sensing devices, such as satellites or radar, for detecting an enemy attack in time to take defensive or counteroffensive measures.
  • n. A system or procedure designed to warn of a potential or an impending problem.

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  • n. a network of radar installations designed to detect enemy missiles or aircraft while there is still time to intercept them

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  • "Victorian Premier John Brumby says no early warning system could have prevented the weekend's devastating bushfires. At least 181 people have been killed and thousands left homeless after heatwaves sparked fires across the state, but fire fighters have managed to bring many blazes under control. Mr Brumby says the last two Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meetings have examined an early warning information system but the technology is not yet available."
    - Warning system wouldn't have worked: Brumby, abc.net.au, 12 Feb 2009.

    February 12, 2009