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  Definition of security
  1. measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
  2. an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
  3. a guarantee that an obligation will be met
  4. freedom from anxiety or fear; "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"
  5. a department responsible for the security of the institution''s property and workers; "the head of security was a former policeman"
  6. 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"
  7. property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation; "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"
  8. 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"
  9. the state of being free from danger or injury; "we support the armed services in the name of national security"
Similar Words: security measures, security system, surety, security department, protection, certificate

 

Hyponyms: confidence, easy street, hedge, hedging, insurance, deposit, earnest, recognizance, recognisance, warrant, stock warrant, stock-purchase warrant, government security, agency security, mortgage-backed security, registered security, scrip, stock certificate, stock, bond, bond certificate, zero-coupon security, partnership certificate, proprietorship certificate, convertible, convertible security, letter security, listed security, unlisted security, over the counter security, OTC security, peace, public security, secureness, protection, shelter

 

Derivational Morphology: certify, certificate

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: veiligheid   Finnish: turvallisuus  
French: sécurité   German: Sicherheit  
Hebrew: ביטחון   Kurdish: ئه‌مانه‌ت  
Macedonian: безбедност   Portuguese: segurança  
Romanian: securitate   Russian: безопасность  
Spanish: seguridad   Swedish: säkerhet  
Telugu: భద్రత  
 
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