What is the meaning of security?

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  • The state of being free from danger or injury.
    • usage: "we support the armed services in the name of national security"
  • Defense against financial failure; financial independence.
    • usage: "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
  • Freedom from anxiety or fear.
    • usage: "the watch dog gave her a feeling of security"
  • A formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends.
    • usage: "he held several valuable securities"
  • Property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation.
    • usage: "bankers are reluctant to lend without good security"
  • A department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers.
    • usage: "the head of security was a former policeman"
  • A guarantee that an obligation will be met.
  • An electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in.
  • Measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc..
    • usage: "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
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APAWordNet. (2010). security. Retrieved January 16, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/security/definitions/1192243
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "security" http://smartdefine.org/security/definitions/1192243 (accessed January 16, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, security, Smart Define, viewed 16 January, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/security/definitions/1192243>.
MLAWordNet. "security" 23 October 2010. Web. 16 January 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/security/definitions/1192243>
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