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Meaning of “privacy” in the English Dictionary

"privacy" in British English

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privacynoun [U]

uk   /ˈprɪv.ə.si/  us   /ˈpraɪ.və-/
B2 someone's ​right to ​keeptheirpersonalmatters and ​relationshipssecret: The new ​law is ​designed to ​protect people's privacy. the ​state of being ​alone: I ​hatesharing a ​bedroom - I never get any privacy.

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

"privacy" in American English

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privacynoun [U]

 us   /ˈprɑɪ·və·si/
the ​state of being ​alone, or the ​right to ​keep one’s ​personalmatters and ​relationshipssecret: A ​fence would give us more privacy in the ​backyard.
(Definition of privacy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"privacy" in Business English

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privacynoun [U]

uk   /ˈprɪvəsi/  us   /ˈpraɪvəsi/
the ​right that someone has to ​keep their ​personallife or ​personalinformationsecret or known only to a ​smallgroup of ​people: Among the three ​industriesstudied, concerns about privacy and ​security of ​data were ​highest in the ​financialsector. Security and privacyissuesrelating to ​onlinetrading still ​represent the most significant ​barrier to ​e-commerce. Despite recent ​lawsuitsupholding rights to privacy, the ​media show little willingness to ​keep their distance. consumer/​customer/patient privacy data/​online/​internet privacy privacy ​laws/​policies/​rights privacy ​concerns/​issues/protectionsan invasion/violation of privacy Campaigners have ​protested that the ​release of ​sensitivemedicalinformation is an invasion of privacy.invade/breach/violate sb's privacy According to ​customers, the ​company was using ​underhandtactics in ​order to invade their privacy.protect/safeguard/respect sb's privacy She ​donated $650,000 to the ​party through ​intermediaries in ​order to ​protect her privacy.
(Definition of privacy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “privacy”
in Arabic خُصوصِيّة…
in Korean 사생활…
in Portuguese privacidade, intimidade…
in Catalan intimitat…
in Japanese プライバシー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐私权, 独处…
in Turkish gizlilik, mahremiyet, özel hayat…
in Russian уединение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱私權, 獨處…
in Italian intimità, riserbo, privacy…
in Polish prywatność, intymność…
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