Define Warning, Definition of Warning, Meaning of Warning
To warn means to caution, to put on guard, about a possible danger to the receiver. To warn means to inform someone in advance about the almost certain consequences that may result from his action.
A warning can be given by.
- A well experienced person.
- An expert.
- A friend or a well wisher.
Importance of Early Warning
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Warning is a downward communication. It is a forceful means of communication because it carries a sense of urgency and demands immediate action on the part of the receiver. Not follow the warning may lead to punishment or mishap.
For e.g. a manager's secretary comes late, and he calls his secretary and orally warns against the consequences of her late coming. He may issue her a show cause notice: The subordinates who fail to correct themselves are given memos in writing.
Warnings about the possible dangers in future can also be given to the organization as well as the general public by experts or by organizations as well as government. For e.g., a financial expert may warn the organization about the impact of the changes in taxation policy of government.
The Railways warn passengers to beware of pick-pockets or chain's snatchers. The Government has made it compulsory for the manufacturers of cigarettes to carry a warning on each cigarette packet. “SMOKING IS INJURIOUS TO HEALTH.”