False-alarm definition

An emergency alarm, such as a fire alarm, that is set off unnecessarily.
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A signal or warning that is groundless.
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A risk-suggesting trigger of a highly urgent risk-mitigating response such that the risk is not really there.
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Noun

Singular:
false-alarm
Plural:
false alarms