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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
Translations of “warning”
in Korean 경고…
in Arabic تَحْذير…
in Portuguese aviso, advertência…
in Catalan advertència, avís…
in Japanese 警告…
in Italian avviso, avvertimento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 警告, 告誡, 提醒…
in Russian предупреждение, предостережение…
in Turkish ikaz, alarm…
in Chinese (Simplified) 警告, 告诫, 提醒…
in Polish ostrzeżenie…
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