Definition of 'security'
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They stopped buying securities containing home loans. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Whether this breeds confidence or a false sense of security remains to be seen. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Strict security will be in force to keep the slugs and snails away from the veg. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They have the kind of support and sense of security that money cannot buy. Times, Sunday Times (2013) National security agencies should be held to account more rigorously. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The violence raises questions that are testing governments and security services of all stripes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most struggle to pay the rent and have no job security. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The crunch will come when the banks run out of acceptable security to back further loans. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Today we welcome tightened security at airports. Christianity Today (2000)You have a responsibility to ensure the security of your people. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can buy all the security you want. The Sun (2016)The attack underlined the threat insurgents pose to security in the capital. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Working from home does raise issues of productivity and data security. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You enter your bank security details but get an error message. The Sun (2007)The brokerage costs for selling the foreign asset are likely to be virtually the same as those for selling the domestic security. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)This includes displaced voters and employees of the security forces '. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Universities have been told to review their computer security systems amid growing fears that they are vulnerable to cyber attacks targeting sensitive research data. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Are we prepared to help them, to underwrite their security, to stay as long as it takes for them to dig in properly? Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Trends of 'security'
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Translations for 'security'
British English: security /sɪˈkjʊərɪtɪ/ NOUN
Security refers to all the precautions that are taken to protect a place.
Airport security was tightened.
- American English: security
- Arabic: أَمْن
- Brazilian Portuguese: segurança
- Chinese: 安全
- Croatian: osiguranje
- Czech: bezpečnostní opatření
- Danish: sikkerhed
- Dutch: beveiliging
- European Spanish: seguridad delincuencia
- Finnish: turvatoimet
- French: sécurité
- German: Sicherheit
- Greek: ασφάλεια
- Italian: sicurezza
- Japanese: 防護
- Korean: 보안
- Norwegian: sikkerhet
- Polish: bezpieczeństwo
- European Portuguese: segurança
- Romanian: securitate
- Russian: безопасность
- Spanish: seguridad
- Swedish: säkerhet
- Thai: ความปลอดภัย
- Turkish: güvenlik
- Ukrainian: охорона
- Vietnamese: an ninh
Definition of security from the Collins English Dictionary
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