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.
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How to use early-warning system in a sentence
Fighting climate change — investing in clean energy, climate-smart agriculture, early-warning systems and resilient infrastructure — takes money and resources that developing countries often lack.What climate activists from six countries want to see at COP26 | Joy Yi | November 5, 2021 | Washington Post
It promises to make major investments in critical areas where we do not do nearly enough, from surveillance and early-warning systems to real-time tracking of viral evolution.Vaccines Can’t End Pandemics Alone—And We’ve Known That Since We Eradicated Smallpox | Kyle Harper | October 5, 2021 | Time
The new ScanWatch from Withings is an early-warning system that can signal when a trip to the doctor for a full-blown sleep study might be in order.
Early voting is the early-warning system as the hurricane is coming,” he says, “and this year it looks like a category 5.
British Dictionary definitions for early warning system
a network of radar and communications units intended to detect at the earliest possible moment an attack by enemy aircraft or missiles
anything that gives advance notice of something
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