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Protection vs. Defence

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Protectionnoun

The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.

‘Raincoats give protection from rain.’;

Defencenoun

The action of defending, of protecting from attack, danger or injury.

Protectionnoun

The state of being safe.

Defencenoun

Something used to oppose attacks.

Protectionnoun

A means of keeping or remaining safe.

Defencenoun

An argument in support or justification of something.

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Protectionnoun

A means, such as a condom, of preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease.

Defencenoun

A strategy and tactics employed to prevent the other team from scoring; contrasted with offence.

Protectionnoun

(insurance) Coverage.

Defencenoun

The portion of a team dedicated to preventing the other team from scoring; contrasted with offence.

Protectionnoun

Immunity from harm obtained by illegal payments, as bribery or extortion.

Defencenoun

Government policy or (infra)structure related to the military.

‘Department of Defence’;

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Protectionnoun

(economics) Restrictions on foreign competitors which limit their ability to compete with domestic producers of goods or services.

Defencenoun

(obsolete) Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.

Protectionnoun

(computing) An instance of a security token associated with a resource (such as a file).

Defenceverb

To furnish with defences; to fortify.

Protectionnoun

The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.

‘To your protection I commend me, gods.’;

Defencenoun

See Defense.

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Protectionnoun

That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.

‘Let them rise up . . . and be your protection.’;

Defencenoun

(psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

Protectionnoun

A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport.

‘He . . . gave them protections under his hand.’;

Defencenoun

(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring;

‘his teams are always good on defense’;

Protectionnoun

A theory, or a policy, of protecting the producers in a country from foreign competition in the home market by the imposition of such discriminating duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or prevent their importation; - opposed to free trade.

Defencenoun

the defendant and his legal advisors collectively;

‘the defense called for a mistrial’;

Protectionnoun

the activity of protecting someone or something;

‘the witnesses demanded police protection’;

Defencenoun

an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack;

‘he joined the defense against invasion’;

Protectionnoun

a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury;

‘they had no protection from the fallout’; ‘wax provided protection for the floors’;

Defencenoun

the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions;

‘his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive’; ‘in defense he said the other man started it’;

Protectionnoun

defense against financial failure; financial independence;

‘his pension gave him security in his old age’; ‘insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness’;

Defencenoun

the justification for some act or belief;

‘he offered a persuasive defense of the theory’;

Protectionnoun

the condition of being protected;

‘they were huddled together for protection’; ‘he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home’;

Defencenoun

a structure used for defense;

‘the artillery battered down the defenses’;

Protectionnoun

kindly endorsement and guidance;

‘the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council’;

Defencenoun

a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him;

‘he gave evidence for the defense’;

Protectionnoun

the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition;

‘he made trade protection a plank in the party platform’;

Defencenoun

military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies;

‘they died in the defense of Stalingrad’; ‘they were developed for the defense program’;

Protectionnoun

payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence;

‘every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection’;

Defencenoun

protection from harm;

‘sanitation is the best defense against disease’;

Protection

Protection is any measure taken to guard a thing against damage caused by outside forces. Protection can be provided to physical objects, including organisms, to systems, and to intangible things like civil and political rights.

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