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English definition of “safety”

safety

noun [U]     /ˈseɪf.ti/
B2 a state in which or a place where you are safe and not in danger or at risk : For your ( comfort and) safety, we recommend you keep your seat belt loosely fastened during the flight . Journalists may enter the danger zone but unfortunately we cannot guarantee / assure their safety. The crew of the ship were winched to safety by a rescue helicopter . As the gunman opened fire , they all ran / dived for safety behind trees . Police are concerned for the safety of (= think that something bad might have happened to) the five-year-old. He was led to a place of safety (= somewhere he would not be in danger , especially of being found and harmed ).Safe and secure
(Definition of safety noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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