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dis·tress sig·nal

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  1. distress signal, distress callnoun

    an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is needed

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  1. Distress signal

    A distress signal is an internationally recognized means for obtaining help. Distress signals take the form of or are commonly made by using radio signals, displaying a visually detected item or illumination, or making an audible sound, from a distance. A distress signal indicates that a person or group of people, ship, aircraft, or other vehicle is threatened by grave and imminent danger and requests immediate assistance. Use of distress signals in other circumstances may be against local or international law. In order for distress signalling to be the most effective, two parameters must be communicated: ⁕Alert or notification of a distress in progress ⁕Position or location of the party in distress. For example, a single aerial flare alerts observers to the existence of a vessel in distress somewhere in the general direction of the flare sighting on the horizon but extinguishes within one minute or less. A hand held flare burns for 3 minutes and can be used to localize or pinpoint more precisely the exact location or position of the party in trouble. An EPIRB both notifies or alerts authorities and at the same time provides position indication information.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distress signal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distress signal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of distress signal in a Sentence

  1. Renato Hausler:

    We can compare this pandemic to a worldwide fire that has spread at lightning speed on all continents, it was also considered an encouragement, more than a distress signal, everybody was hearing it and it brought unity with residents fighting the fire.

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