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English noun: air alert

1. air alert (time) the time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attack

Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

2. air alert (state) the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation

SamplesAircraft in the Mideast are on air alert.

Broader (hypernym)alert, qui vive

3. air alert (communication) the warning signal that begins a period of preparation for an enemy air attack

Broader (hypernym)alarm, alarum, alert, warning signal

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