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"safety" in British English

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safetynoun [U]

uk   /ˈseɪf.ti/  us   /ˈseɪf.ti/
B2 a state in which or a place where you are safe and not in danger or at risk: For your (comfort and) safety, we recommend you keep your seat belt loosely fastened during the flight. Reporters may enter the danger zone but unfortunately we cannot guarantee/assure their safety. The crew of the ship were winched to safety by a rescue helicopter. As the gunman opened fire, they all ran/dived for safety behind the trees. Police are concerned for the safety of (= think that something bad might have happened to) the five-year-old. He was led to a place of safety (= somewhere he would not be in danger, especially of being found and harmed).

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

"safety" in American English

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safetynoun [U]

 us   /ˈseɪf·ti/
the condition of not being in danger or of not being dangerous: For your safety, keep your seat belt securely fastened. Fire officials worry about the safety of those heaters.
(Definition of safety from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"safety" in Business English

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safetynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈseɪfti/
the state of being protected from danger or harm: You have a right to be protected against anything that can affect your safety. public/passenger/consumer safety
the condition of not being likely to cause damage or harm: the safety of sth Many people are wondering about the safety of some food imports. food/drug/product safety fire safety Apart from this one incident, the company has an excellent safety record.
used before a noun to describe equipment, rules, etc. that are designed to keep people from being harmed: safety glasses The company is now a world leader in car safety seats. The iron's best safety feature is that it shuts off automatically. The building is not compliant with the new safety standards. The law requires a certificate showing that the latest safety tests have been carried out. safety procedures.
air/workplace/mine, etc. safety
the fact of keeping people safe in a particular place: Fletcher is an independent mine safety consultant in New Zealand. We always make air safety our first priority.
(Definition of safety from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “safety”
in Arabic أمان…
in Korean 안전…
in Portuguese segurança…
in Catalan seguretat…
in Japanese 安全, 無事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安全,平安…
in Turkish güvenlik, emniyet, güvenlilik…
in Russian безопасность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安全,平安…
in Italian sicurezza…
in Polish bezpieczeństwo…
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“safety” in Business English

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