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Meaning of “protection” in the English Dictionary

"protection" in British English

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protectionnoun [U]

uk   us   /prəˈtek.ʃən/
B2 the ​act of ​protecting or ​state of being ​protected: Their ​flimsytent gave/​offered little protection against the ​severestorm. Round-the-clock ​police protection is given to all ​seniorpoliticians. New ​legislation still does not ​offeradequate protection for many ​endangeredspecies. Always ​weargoggles as a protection foryoureyes when using the ​machines. The ​insurancepolicyprovides protection (= will make a ​financialpayment) in ​case of ​accidentalloss of ​life or ​seriousinjury. informal for protection money a ​condom (= ​thinrubbercovering for the penis) used as a way of ​preventingpregnancy or the ​spread of ​disease: Did you use any protection?

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

"protection" in American English

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protectionnoun [C/U]

 us   /prəˈtek·ʃən/
the ​condition or ​state of being ​keptsafe from ​injury, ​damage, or ​loss: [U] Their ​tentoffered little protection against the ​storm. [C] The ​proposedlaw is ​intended to ​providelegal protections for ​farmworkers. [U] These ​laws may not ​provide enough protection for some ​endangeredspecies.
(Definition of protection from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"protection" in Business English

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protectionnoun [U]

uk   us   /prəˈtekʃən/
the ​act of ​keeping someone or something ​safe from ​injury, ​damage, or ​loss, or the ​state of being ​protected in this way: We need protection frombad or ​incompetentdoctors. Retailers believe the magnetic ​cards give the ​banks less protection againstfraud. The ​package of employments ​rightsincludedfull legal protection from ​dismissal for ​strikers. copyright protection
LAW a ​situation in which a ​company in ​financial difficulty gets ​speciallegaltreatment to ​help it ​stay in ​business: Chapter 11 would ​grant protection fromcreditors while the ​company attempts to ​reorganize.
ECONOMICS a ​situation in which a ​government helps a ​part of its country's ​industry by ​taxinggoods from other countries or by ​limiting the ​amount of ​goods that can be ​imported: Import protection has ​formed a ​keypart of ​industrialdevelopmentpolicies in many Asian ​economies.
INSURANCE insurance against ​injury, ​damage, or ​loss: The ​insurancepolicy provides protection in ​case of accidental ​loss of ​life or serious ​injury. an income protection ​policy
(Definition of protection from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “protection”
in Arabic حِماية…
in Korean 방어, 보호…
in Portuguese proteção…
in Catalan protecció…
in Japanese 保護, 予防…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保护, 受保护, 保护费…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保護, 受保護, 保護費…
in Italian protezione…
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