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

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About one-third of the challenge of reaching space is the rocket, one-third is regulatory, and one-third is the logistics, such as ground support systems. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Lab is about to win the small satellite launch space race," 12 Apr. 2018 If Active Minds doesn't have a group in your school, Hibbs recommends students seek similar support systems on campus. Eileen Reslen, Seventeen, "3 Vital Tips for College Students Who Are Struggling With Mental Health," 10 Oct. 2018 The company designs its benefits to reflect different support systems from country to country, as well as the needs of Starbucks’ local employees, Crawford said. Benjamin Romano, The Seattle Times, "Starbucks adds subsidized backup child and senior care to U.S. benefits package," 9 Oct. 2018 Once that support system is in place, Trump is unbound, free to impose his fantasies on reality. David Roberts, Vox, "The caravan “invasion” and America’s epistemic crisis," 2 Nov. 2018 My husband was a soldier and such a strong support system for me. Tyler Mitchell, Vogue, "Beyoncé in Her Own Words: Her Life, Her Body, Her Heritage," 6 Aug. 2018 My husband was a soldier and such a strong support system for me. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Beyoncé on How She Learned to Love Her Body After Giving Birth," 6 Aug. 2018 Now Good+ Foundation is focusing on fatherhood and giving men who grew up in poverty a support system to help them find a way out. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Jessica Seinfeld and Net-a-Porter’s Alison Loehnis Cohost Good+ Foundation’s Annual Summer Dinner in the Hamptons," 6 Aug. 2018 Beth and Randall’s relationship right now is now the reverse from the end of Season 1, when Randall quit the pressure of Corporate America and Beth became his support system. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Us Episode Recaps," 31 Oct. 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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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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