Definition of security
From Middle English securite < Old French (French: sÚcuritÚ) < Latin securitas < Latin securus "safe, secure".
- (RP) IPA: /sɪˈkjʊəɹəti/, SAMPA: /sI"kjU@r@ti/
- (GenAm) IPA: /səˈkjuɹ.ɪˌti, SAMPA: /sI"kjUr@ti/
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security (countable and uncountable; plural securities)
- (uncountable) the condition of not being threatened, especially physically, psychologically, emotionally, or financially
- (countable) something that secures.
- an organization or department responsible for providing security by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations as well as maintaining order.
- (law) something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law.
- (law) Freedom from apprehension.
- (finance) proof of ownership of stocks, bonds or other investment instruments.
- (finance) property temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan
- (condition of not being threatened): safety
- (something that secures): protection
- (something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation): guarantee, surety
- (condition of being threatened): insecurity
- Security Council
- security procedure
- social security
- security blanket
- security hole
- information security
- computer security
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