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warning

noun
 
 
/ˈwɔːnɪŋ/
[C or U] FINANCE a statement or piece of information that tells people that there might be a danger or a problem in the future: These figures are a warning to the Bank of England not to raise interest rates too quickly. The telecoms giant issued a warning that profits would be lower than expected.a warning about/against sth The Fed gave a blunt warning about America's growing deficit. The chief executive gave warning that losses on credit cards would get worse in the second half of the year. adequate/advance/early warning a blunt/clear/stark warningcome/serve as a warning These figures come as a warning that the crisis is not over yet.
[C] HR a statement that tells an employee that they have done something wrong: an oral/verbal/written warning Employees must be given a verbal and a written warning before they can be fired. a final/formal/official warning
→ See also health warning, profits warning
(Definition of warning noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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