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English definition of “protection”

protection

noun [U]     /prəˈtek.ʃən/
B2 the act of protecting or state of being protected : Their flimsy tent gave/ offered little protection against the severe storm . Round-the-clock police protection is given to all senior politicians . New legislation still does not offer adequate protection for many endangered species . Always wear goggles as a protection for your eyes when using the machines . The insurance policy provides protection (= will make a financial payment ) in case of accidental loss of life or serious injury .Protection and protectorsEnvironmental issues informal for protection moneyForms of money and methods of payment a condom (= thin rubber covering for the penis ) used as a way of preventing pregnancy or the spread of disease : Did you use any protection?Contraception
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