[ ur-lee wawr-ning ]
/ ˈɜr li ˈwɔr nɪŋ /
Military. a network of radar installations designed to detect enemy aircraft or missiles in time for the effective deployment of defense systems.
any series of steps established to spot potential problems.
Words nearby early-warning system
Origin of early-warning system
First recorded in 1945–50
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