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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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Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday declared the Pakistan Armed forces continue to maintain required state of alertness and preparedness on the country's Eastern Border and stands ready for any unforeseen eventuality.
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This research tried to understand which statistical variables associated to the individual and the company influence the entrepreneurial alertness. The sample was constituted by 180 entrepreneurs.
The concept of entrepreneurial alertness has contributed to research on opportunity identification since through the development of this concept, a clearer explanation has been obtained as to why only some people are more aware of the information and changes that point towards a possible entrepreneurial opportunity (Tang, Kacmar & Busenitz, 2012).