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safetynoun [U]

 us   /ˈseɪf·ti/
the ​condition of not being in ​danger or of not being ​dangerous: For ​your safety, ​keepyourseatbeltsecurelyfastened. Fire ​officialsworry about the safety of those ​heaters.
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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: Foryour (​comfort and) safety, we ​recommend you ​keepyourseatbeltlooselyfastened during the ​flight. Reporters may ​enter the ​dangerzone but ​unfortunately we cannot guarantee/​assuretheir safety. The ​crew of the ​ship were winched to safety by a ​rescuehelicopter. As the ​gunmanopenedfire, 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 ​foodimports. 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 ​keeppeople from being ​harmed: safety glasses The ​company is now a ​worldleader 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 ​lawrequires a ​certificate showing that the latest safety ​tests have been ​carried out. safety ​procedures.
air/workplace/mine, etc. safety
the fact of ​keepingpeoplesafe 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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