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Mayday is an emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal in voice procedure radio communications. It derives from the French expression "aidez moi", meaning "help me", but by misuse of British sailors, it became "m'aidez", which was later transformed into the English expression "Mayday". It is used to signal a life-threatening emergency primarily by mariners and aviators, but in some countries local organisations such as police forces, firefighters, and transportation organizations also use the term. The call is always given three times in a row ("Mayday Mayday Mayday") to prevent mistaking it for some similar-sounding phrase under noisy conditions, and to distinguish an actual Mayday call from a message about a Mayday call.

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