Definition of AMBER Alert in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈambər əˌlərt/
trademark (also Amber Alert)


An emergency response system that disseminates information about a missing person (usually a child), by media broadcasting or electronic roadway signs: our state’s AMBER Alert became operational last September
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  • Overuse of AMBER Alert could result in the public becoming desensitized to Alerts when they are issued.
  • The goal of the AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe return of the child.
  • The following questionnaire may be used to verify that the criteria for the AMBER Alert have been met.


Acronym from America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, named after Amber Hagerman, a child kidnapped in Texas in 1996.

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Syllabification: AMBER A·lert

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