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Alert

(əlûrt`), settlement, on Ellesmere Island, extreme N Nunavut Territory, Canada, on the Arctic Ocean. It is the most northerly permanent settlement in the world. The settlement has a radio and meteorological station and a landing strip operated jointly by Canada and the United States.

alert

[ə′lərt]
(ordnance)
A state of readiness against impending danger or for going into action.

alert

A notification to a position that there is an aircraft-to-aircraft or aircraft-to-airspace conflict, as detected by automated problem detection (APD).

alert

(operating system)
/*'l*rt/ An audible and/or visual message intended to inform a system's users or administrators about a change in the operating conditions of that system or about some kind of error condition. In a graphical user interface, an alert would typically be displayed as a small window containing the message and a button to click to dismiss the window.

alert

(1) A sound or message that indicates some predefined event has occurred or a selected operation is about to be performed. The terms "alert" and "alarm" are sometimes used synonymously; however, an alert is more of a warning in advance, whereas an alarm signals that the event or error has occurred. See alarm.

(2) A document with urgent information about a threat or vulnerability such as CIAC Bulletins at http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHome.html.
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We have been successful the past three years in working with the United States Senate to declare the Sunday after Thanksgiving - the busiest highway traffic day of the year - as "Drive Safer Sunday" so that everyone can be reminded of the need to drive alertly and carefully on our nation's roads and highways on this very congested day.
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Bury's chance of a winner came four minutes from time when David Worrall cut in from the right and unleashed a 25-yard drive which Smithies alertly parried away.
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Matt Holland headed over early while Given upgraded his performance from dazzling to phenomenal by running alertly off his line to halt Graham Stuart.
Often they will remain in close proximity to their beds, browsing or just standing alertly as they try to detect any dangers while waiting for darkness.