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noun [uncountable] security pronunciation in British English /sɪˈkjʊərəti/
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  1. 1
    safety from attack, harm, or damage
    Every precaution has been taken to ensure the personal security of the delegates.
    internal security: The information received is highly confidential and relates to internal security.
    tight/lax security (=good/bad security): The meeting took place amid extremely tight security.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] connected with safety and protection
      security measures/arrangements/operations
      the Prime Minister’s security advisers
  2. 2
    a feeling of confidence and safety, or a situation in which you can feel confident and safe
    It gave her the security of knowing there was someone she could talk to.
    a sense/feeling of security: A predictable routine gives children a sense of security.
    1. a.
      the degree to which you can feel confident and safe
      financial/job security: She was concerned about her financial security.


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