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Overview of noun emergency

The noun emergency has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (10) emergency, exigency, pinch

(a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency")

2. (1) emergency

(a state in which martial law applies; "the governor declared a state of emergency")

3. hand brake, emergency, emergency brake, parking brake

(a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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