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English definition of “emergency”

emergency

adjective [before noun]     /ɪˈmɜːdʒənsi/
intended to help deal with an emergency: Another $2 billion in surplus revenue will be set aside, by law, in a state emergency fund.emergency measure/plan/procedure Emergency measures introduced by major credit card issuers to stem the tide of fraud should be in place by the autumn. emergency aid/assistance/help
done very quickly because there is an emergency: Seven board members called for an emergency meeting.
(Definition of emergency adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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