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noun protection pronunciation in British English /prəˈtekʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of keeping someone or something safe, or the condition of being kept safe
    protection of:

    the protection of intellectual property rights

    protection against:

    A healthy diet should provide protection against disease.

    protection from:

    The company filed for court protection from its creditors.

  2. 2
    [countable] something that keeps a person or thing safe from harm, injury, damage, or loss
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the agreement made by an insurance company to pay you money if something bad happens to you or your possessions

    protection in case of an accident



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