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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To work around the need for a steel support system, the group partnered with R&D incubator CORE Studio to employ their unique cellular fabrication 3D printing technology. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "World’s largest 3D-printed structure unveiled in Tennessee," 20 July 2018 With her Instagram account, Ellis hopes to raise awareness and provide a support system for other people who are experiencing difficulties in battling their eating disorders. Heather Leighton, Houston Chronicle, "Fitness blogger beats eating disorders via bodybuilding, vegan diet," 15 Jan. 2018 The organization helps children with special needs and learning disabilities get employment, better healthcare and a support system. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Princess Diana's friend shares rare candid photo of royal on 21st anniversary of her death," 31 Aug. 2018 Amazon is well ahead of Microsoft in building a technical and marketing support system for developers, said Bob Stolzberg, CEO of VoiceXP Inc., which has built Alexa voice apps for customers such as CenturyLink Inc., but none for Cortana. Jay Greene, WSJ, "Microsoft’s Cortana Mistake: Relying on Windows," 14 Aug. 2018 With a strong support system around her, the rising star was able to graduate from The University of California, Berkeley with a degree in economics but also pursue her passion for music while getting her education. Nicole Sands,, "LIVVIA Releases New Dance Single 'Gratitude' — Listen Here!," 8 June 2018 In the aftermath of his father’s passing, Toland creditedthe same tight-knit community for creating a crucial support system., "Lincoln-Sudbury’s Owen Toland exemplifies the heart and soul of lacrosse," 5 June 2018 Another older brother, Eduardo, proved to be the heartbeat of his support system from afar any time Villanueva’s career appeared to stall, whether due to injuries or congestion in deep farm systems. Jeff Sanders,, "Monterrey trip a homecoming for Padres' Villanueva," 3 May 2018 Gabrielle Union knows the value of a sturdy support system. Maggie Parker,, "Gabrielle Union Says She Learned Who Her 'People' Were After Being Raped," 10 Apr. 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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