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Protection vs. Security

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  • Protection (noun)

    The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.

    "Raincoats give protection from rain."

  • Protection (noun)

    The state of being safe.

  • Protection (noun)

    A means of keeping or remaining safe.

  • Protection (noun)

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

  • Protection (noun)

    Coverage.

  • Protection (noun)

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

  • Protection (noun)

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

  • Protection (noun)

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

  • Security (noun)

    The condition of not being threatened, especially physically, psychologically, emotionally, or financially.

    "Jonna Nyman is an energy security expert at the University of Sheffield in England. File:Jonna Nyman is an energy security expert.ogg"

  • Security (noun)

    Something that secures.

  • Security (noun)

    An organization or department responsible for providing security by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations as well as maintaining order.

  • Security (noun)

    Something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law.

  • Security (noun)

    Freedom from apprehension.

  • Security (noun)

    A W

  • Security (noun)

    Proof of ownership of stocks, bonds or other investment instruments.

  • Security (noun)

    Property etc. temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan.

  • Security (noun)

    A guarantee.

  • Security (noun)

    Carelessness; negligence.

Wiktionary
  • Protection (noun)

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

  • Protection (noun)

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

  • Protection (noun)

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

  • Protection (noun)

    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.

  • Security (noun)

    The condition or quality of being secure; secureness.

  • Security (noun)

    Hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness.

  • Security (noun)

    That which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense.

  • Security (noun)

    Freedom from risk; safety.

  • Security (noun)

    One who becomes surety for another, or engages himself for the performance of another's obligation.

  • Security (noun)

    An evidence of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate of stock, etc.; as, government securities.

Webster Dictionary
  • Protection (noun)

    the activity of protecting someone or something;

    "the witnesses demanded police protection"

  • Protection (noun)

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

    "they had no protection from the fallout"

    "wax provided protection for the floors"

  • Protection (noun)

    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"

  • Protection (noun)

    the condition of being protected;

    "they were huddled together for protection"

    "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"

  • Protection (noun)

    kindly endorsement and guidance;

    "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"

  • Protection (noun)

    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"

  • Protection (noun)

    payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence;

    "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"

  • Security (noun)

    the state of being free from danger or injury;

    "we support the armed services in the name of national security"

  • Security (noun)

    a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends;

    "he held several valuable securities"

  • Security (noun)

    a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers;

    "the head of security was a former policeman"

  • Security (noun)

    measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.;

    "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"

  • Security (noun)

    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"

  • Security (noun)

    freedom from anxiety or fear;

    "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"

  • Security (noun)

    an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in

  • Security (noun)

    property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation;

    "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"

  • Security (noun)

    a guarantee that an obligation will be met

Princeton's WordNet

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