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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 emer·gen·cy /ɪˈmɝʤəntsi/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 emer·gen·cy /ɪˈmɝʤənsɪ/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 備用; 緊急 EM

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·mer·gen·cy n.; pl. Emergencies
 1. Sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence; a sudden occasion.
    Most our rarities have been found out by casual emergency.   --Glanvill.
 2. An unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances which calls for immediate action or remedy; pressing necessity; exigency.
 To whom she might her doubts propose,
 On all emergencies that rose.   --Swift.
    A safe counselor in most difficult emergencies.   --Brougham.
 Syn: -- Crisis; conjuncture; exigency; pinch; strait; necessity.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that
           requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in
           an emergency" [syn: exigency, pinch]
      2: a state in which martial law applies; "the governor declared
         a state of emergency"
      3: a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical
         linkage [syn: hand brake, emergency brake, parking