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 Meanwhile, South Korean carmaker Hyundai—an industrial giant well-versed in the kinds of high-volume manufacturing a viable air taxi industry will require—also revealed designs for both a craft and a support system for future air taxi operations. Eric Adams, Wired, "Bell and Hyundai Soar into the Air Taxi Race," 7 Jan. 2020 Their lives and support system were back in San Antonio. Lauren Caruba,, "Ja’bari Gray, the baby born without skin, celebrates his first birthday in San Antonio," 1 Jan. 2020 But at the same time, I am blessed to have a really, really understanding and supportive support system. Dalton Ross,, "Karishma Patel of Survivor opens up on being made to feel 'worthless'," 5 Dec. 2019 Over the years, celebrating birthdays and getting together every month to spend time with one another, both families — the Woodfields and the Logans — became support systems for each other. Kassi Jackson,, "After 15 years, a mother’s loss has become a lifetime journey of grief and gratitude," 27 Nov. 2019 And he's gone out of his way to become a visible advocate and support system for others with the disease — particularly children, and their parents. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "'I wouldn't change it for the world': Ravens TE Mark Andrews not slowed by Type 1 diabetes in breakout season," 1 Nov. 2019 Modern technology and a strong support system have benefited Kufchak. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "10 musicians earn a new home at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Now, they work to keep it," 14 Aug. 2019 These factors include income, education, healthy behaviors and social support systems that can influence a person’s medical needs., "Trillium, PacificSource win in $6 billion CCO beauty contest," 9 July 2019 Perhaps because, whatever else they are seen as, women are portrayed as acting as support systems for men first and foremost. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why We Still Don't See Women As Heroes," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of support system

1980, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2020

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“Support system.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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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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