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English definition of “defensive”

defensive

adjective
 
 
/dɪˈfensɪv/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET an investment that is defensive is very safe, with little or no risk, and its value does not change very much over a period of time: a defensive share/stock
trying to protect someone or something from harm or attack: a defensive measure/move
(Definition of defensive adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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