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"biosecurity" in British English

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biosecuritynoun [U]

uk   /ˌbaɪ.əʊ.sɪˈkjʊə.rɪ.ti/  us   /-oʊ.sɪˈkjʊr.ə.t̬i/
the ​methods that are used to ​stop a ​disease or ​infection from ​spreading from one ​person, ​animal, or ​place to ​others: Chicken ​farmers have ​strengthened biosecurity to ​preventcontamination from ​people who have ​visited live-bird ​markets.
(Definition of biosecurity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"biosecurity" in Business English

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biosecuritynoun [U]

uk   /ˈbaɪəʊsɪˌkjʊərəti/  us   /ˌbaɪəʊsɪˈkjʊərəti/
actions that are taken to prevent ​damage from biological threats: The ​government is considering biosecurity ​measures to prevent the ​spread of bird flu.
(Definition of biosecurity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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