protection meaning

[ prə'tekʃən ] Pronunciation:   "protection" in a sentence
  • Noun: protection  pru'tekshun
    1. The activity of protecting someone or something
      "the witnesses demanded police protection" 
    2. A covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
      "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
      - protective covering, protective cover 
    3. Defence against financial failure; financial independence
      "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
      - security 
    4. The condition of being protected
      "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
      - shelter 
    5. Kindly endorsement and guidance
      - auspices, aegis 
    6. 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"
      - trade protection 
    7. Payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence
      "every store in the neighbourhood had to pay him protection"
      - tribute

    Derived forms: protections

    See also: protect

    Type of: activity, assets, covering, endorsement, extortion, imposition, indorsement, infliction, security

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  • [Architecture]

    See building protection.

  • [Business]
    noun [U]


    1 protection (for/of sb/sth) (against/from sth)

    the act of protecting sb/sth; the state of being protected:

    The legislation gives workers legal protection against unfair dismissal.

    Computer users should ensure that their virus protection is up-to-date.

    The law was introduced to allow corporations to seek court protection from creditors.

    The union's primary concern is the protection of its members' interests.

    2 (Economics )

    the system of helping an industry in your own country by taxing foreign goods:

    The clothing and footwear industries benefit from trade protection.

    Many steel companies want protection from imports.

    3 (Insurance )

    insurance against fire, injury, damage, etc:

    Our policy offers complete protection against fire and theft.

  • [Defence]

    1. Preservation of the effectiveness and survivability of mission-related military and nonmilitary personnel, equipment, facilities, information, and infrastructure deployed or located within or outside the boundaries of a given operational area.
    2. Measures that are taken to keep nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards from having an adverse effect on personnel, equipment, or critical assets and facilities.
    Protection consists of five groups of activities: hardening of positions; protecting personnel; assuming mission-oriented protective posture; using physical defense measures; and reacting to attack.
    3. In space usage, active and passive defensive measures to ensure that United States and friendly space systems perform as designed by seeking to overcome an adversary’s attempts to negate them and to minimize damage if negation is attempted.
    See also mission-oriented protective posture; space control.
    (JP 3-0)

  • [Economics]
    1) The use of trade policy to raise profits and employment in industries liable to competition from imports. Protection may be via tariffs, import quotas, or voluntary export restraints (VERs) and other non-tariff barriers to trade. Nominal protection is the proportional excess of domestic over foreign prices of imported goods. Effective protection for an industry is the proportional effect on value added in the industry of a tariff system which taxes both imports and imported inputs. See contingent protection, effective protection, and nominal protection.

    2) Government policies aimed at safeguarding the interests of consumers, producers, or the environment. See agricultural protection, consumer protection.

  • [Electronics]
    In a multiple processing computer system, preventing interference between data or programs.

  • [Law]
    That benefit or safety which the government affords to the citizens.

    merc. law, The name of a document generally given by notaries public, to sailors and other persons going abroad, in which is certified that the bearer therein named, is a citizen of the United States.

    Eng. law. A privilege granted by the king to a party to an action, by which he is protected from a judgment which would otherwise be rendered against him. Of these protections there are several kinds.


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