Definition of Protection

1. Noun. The activity of protecting someone or something. "The witnesses demanded police protection"

2. Noun. A covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury. "Wax provided protection for the floors"

3. Noun. Defense against financial failure; financial independence. "Insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
Exact synonyms: Security
Generic synonyms: Assets
Specialized synonyms: Easy Street, Hedge, Hedging, Insurance
Derivative terms: Secure

4. Noun. The condition of being protected. "He enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
Exact synonyms: Shelter
Generic synonyms: Security
Specialized synonyms: Indemnity, Insurance, Radioprotection
Derivative terms: Shelter

5. Noun. Kindly endorsement and guidance. "The tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
Exact synonyms: Aegis, Auspices
Generic synonyms: Endorsement, Indorsement

6. 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"
Exact synonyms: Trade Protection
Generic synonyms: Imposition, Infliction
Derivative terms: Protect

7. Noun. Payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence. "Every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
Exact synonyms: Tribute
Generic synonyms: Extortion

Definition of Protection

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

Definition of Protection

1. Noun. The process of keeping (something or someone) safe. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being safe. ¹

3. Noun. A contraceptive device. ¹

4. Noun. (context: insurance) Coverage. ¹

5. Noun. Immunity from harm obtained by illegal payments, as bribery or extortion. ¹

6. Noun. (economics) Restrictions on foreign competitors that limit their ability to compete with domestic producers of goods or services. ¹

7. Noun. (computing) An instance of a security token associated with a resource (such as a file.) ¹

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Definition of Protection

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Protection

protected area
protected membrane roof
protected mode
protecting group
protection (current term)
protection course
protective coloration
protective cover
protective covering
protective embankment
protective fold
protective garment

Literary usage of Protection

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The Reasons for protection are numerous and mutually supporting. (1) The necessity of varied industries for the national defense has been indicated already. ..."

2. Environmental Performance Reviews by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Committee on Environmental Policy (2006)
"3.3 Species protection Species protection is driven by the Wildlife protection Act and the framework plan for wildlife protection. ..."

3. Oecd Economic Surveys by OECD Economic Surveys (2005)
"The level of legal IPR protection is converging to the OECD average ... Convergence in intellectual property rights protection Absolute change in IPR index ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"Flre protection—Continued. Experience in a school fire. ME Knevels. Survey. ... How lo plan for flre protection in congested districts. ..."

5. Environmental Performance Reviews by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Committee on Environmental Policy (2006)
"Box 3.3 protection against flood and natural hazards, and the "Living Rivers" programme In recent years, Austria has been hit by a series of severe natural ..."

6. Environmental Performance Reviews by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2001)
"In recent years, support has been given to nature conservation (50 per cent), municipal water treatment (25 per cent), groundwater protection (about 20 per ..."

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