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"social security" in British English

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social securitynoun [U]

uk   us  
UK a ​system of ​payments made by the ​government to ​people who are ​ill, ​poor, or who have no ​job: He's onsocialsecurity.Social Security US a ​system of ​payments made by the ​government to ​oldpeople, ​people whose ​husbands or ​wives have ​died, and ​people who are ​unable to ​work because they are ​ill
(Definition of social security from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Social Security" in American English

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Social Securitynoun [U]

 us   /ˈsoʊ·ʃəl sɪˈkjʊər·ɪ·t̬i/
the US ​governmentprogram that ​providesfinancialhelp and ​services for ​oldpeople, ​people whose ​husbands or ​wives have ​died, and ​people who are ​unable to ​work
(Definition of Social Security from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"social security" in Business English

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social securitynoun [U]

uk   us  
(US Welfare) GOVERNMENT, FINANCE a ​system of ​payments by the ​government to ​people who are ill, ​poor, or have no ​job: I didn't want to be on ​socialsecurity. Unless you are ​claimingsocialsecurity or are a ​pensioner, you have to ​pay for each visit to the ​doctor in Ireland. She might be ​entitled to a socialsecuritybenefit called ​disabilitylivingallowance. a socialsecuritysystem
US (also Social Security) (abbreviation SS) GOVERNMENT, FINANCE, TAX a ​taxsystem in the US in which the ​governmentcollectsmoney from ​workers and ​companies so that it can make ​payments to ​people who are ​unemployed, ill, or too old to ​work: paysocialsecuritycontributions Will my military ​pension count against the $11,500 I can ​earn before ​losing socialsecuritybenefits? Besides ​paperwork, another ​burden on the ​employer is the socialsecuritysystem.
(Definition of social security from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “social security”
in Chinese (Simplified) 社会保障金制度…
in Turkish sosyal güvenlik…
in Russian социальное обеспечение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 社會保險金制度…
in Polish zasiłek, renta, ubezpieczenia społeczne…
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