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cover

noun
 
 
/ˈkʌvər/
[C] the stiff outside part of a book or magazine: She became the first woman to appear on the cover of Business Week.
[U] UK ( also insurance cover, US coverage) INSURANCE financial protection against loss, damage, injury, etc., which an insurance company sells: health/liability/life/travel cover A firm employing staff needs to have employers' liability cover.buy/get/take out cover (for/against sth) Homeworkers can get insurance cover for copiers and faxes but premium costs vary widely.provide cover (for/against sth) The policy provides cover for loss or damage to property owned by the insured. For a small additional premium, you can increase this cover to £100,000.
[U] FINANCE the fact of being enough to pay for something: The property that is being offered as collateral will be sufficient cover for the loan amount.
[U] HR the situation in which someone does someone else's job when they are absent: Employees need cover for days they have to stay home to care for sick children. →  See also continental cover , continental cover , dividend cover , forward cover , interest cover
(Definition of cover noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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