support system


Definition of support system

: a network of people who provide an individual with practical or emotional support

Examples of support system in a Sentence

students who have good support systems at home
Recent Examples on the Web Be thankful for the role of the unsupportive and toxic people in your life, and surround yourself with a solid support system. Darlene Aderoju,, "Rising Country Artist Elizabeth Lyons Drops New Song 'Epiphany' & Shows Fans a 'Day in My Life'," 25 Nov. 2019 Has there ever been a player in the history of NBA with that type of support system? -- Stuart. Ira Winderman,, "ASK IRA: Is Josh Richardson the Heat’s only answer at small forward?," 29 June 2019 Meditation, mindfulness, and a solid social support system can also keep you on an even keel. Stephanie Dolgoff, Good Housekeeping, "Is It an Anxiety Attack or a Panic Attack? Here’s How to Know, According to Experts," 14 June 2019 Focusing on student success CSU is working to help first generation college students who may not have a support system that other students do. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, "Cleveland State is a first choice for many students: State of the University speech," 22 Oct. 2019 When his career was at his best, Rodman had a good support system around him. Rohan Nadkarni,, "Dennis Rodman Needs A Hug," 10 Sep. 2019 After working with a therapist and finding a support system, Shelby reached a healthy 120 pounds while attending college at Portland State University.... Marlisse Cepeda, Woman's Day, "The Clever Trick to Opening Those Tough Plastic Packages," 23 Feb. 2016 SDG&E Aviation Specialist Doug Collier was at a nearby booth to explain the utility company’s aerial utility support systems. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Experts share strategies at wildfire preparedness fair," 16 Sep. 2019 The last sections show how to build an amazing variety of functional and attractive vertical support systems. Sally Peterson, oregonlive, "Garden book review: ‘Vertical Vegetables: Simple Projects that Deliver More Yield in Less Space’," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of support system

1980, in the meaning defined above

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7 Dec 2019

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“Support system.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of support system

: a group of people who give someone help, money, encouragement, etc.

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Medical Definition of support system

: a network of people who provide an individual with practical or emotional support

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