Meaning of “hygiene” in the English Dictionary

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"hygiene" in British English

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hygienenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈhaɪ.dʒiːn/ us /ˈhaɪ.dʒiːn/

C1 the degree to which people keep themselves or their environment clean, especially to prevent disease:

Poor standards of hygiene mean that the disease spreads fast.
health and hygiene regulations
dental/personal hygiene

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(Definition of “hygiene” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hygiene" in American English

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hygienenoun [ U ]

us /ˈhɑɪ·dʒin/

the practice or principles of keeping yourself and your environment clean in order to maintain health and prevent disease:

He doesn’t care much about personal hygiene.

(Definition of “hygiene” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hygiene" in Business English

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hygienenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈhaɪdʒiːn/ us

WORKPLACE care and attention that is given to keeping yourself and your environment clean, especially to prevent disease:

good/poor/proper hygiene Hospital staff blamed the spread of infections on poor hygiene.
personal/public/worker hygiene Among the problems cited were inadequate hand-washing facilities and poor worker hygiene.

(Definition of “hygiene” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)