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noun protection pronunciation in British English /prəˈtekʃ(ə)n/
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singularprotection
pluralprotections
  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. 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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