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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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Patients can experience impairment of mental alertness the morning after use even if they feel fully awake.
If necessary, the 1-mg dose can be increased to 2 mg or 3 mg, "but the higher doses are more likely to result in next-day impairment of driving and other activities that require full alertness," the statement added.
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Results showed that alertness and reaction times improved while chewing gum.
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Examine the concepts and principles related to alertness management and fatigue mitigation as a means of promoting fitness for duty among the nursing workforce[begin strikethrough].
Given this natural pattern, shift workers are trying to stay awake during the body's strongest dip in alertness and trying to sleep during the period with less natural sleep tendency.
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