emergency broadcast system

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emergency broadcast system

[ə′mər·jən·sē ′brȯd‚kast ‚sis·təm]
(communications)
A system of broadcast stations and interconnecting facilities authorized by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to operate in a controlled manner during a war, threat of war, state of public peril or disaster, or other national emergency.