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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pro·tec·tion /prəˈtɛkʃən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·tec·tion n.
 1. The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.
    To your protection I commend me, gods.   --Shak.
 2. That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.
    Let them rise up . . . and be your protection.   --Deut. xxxii. 38.
 3. A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport.
    He . . . gave them protections under his hand.   --Macaulay.
 4. Polit. Econ. A theory, or a policy, of protecting the producers in a country from foreign competition in the home market by the imposition of such discriminating duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or prevent their importation; -- opposed to free trade.
 Writ of protection. Law (a) A writ by which the king formerly exempted a person from arrest; -- now disused. [Eng.] --Blackstone. (b) A judicial writ issued to a person required to attend court, as party, juror, etc., intended to secure him from arrest in coming, staying, and returning.
 Syn: -- Preservation; defense; guard; shelter; refuge; security; safety.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the activity of protecting someone or something; "the
           witnesses demanded police protection"
      2: a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury;
         "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided
         protection for the floors" [syn: protective covering, protective
      3: defense against financial failure; financial independence;
         "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance
         provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
         [syn: security]
      4: the condition of being protected; "they were huddled
         together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and
         protection in his new home" [syn: shelter]
      5: kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held
         under the auspices of the city council" [syn: auspices,
      6: the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to
         protect domestic industry against foreign competition; "he
         made trade protection a plank in the party platform" [syn:
          trade protection]
      7: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every
         store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection" [syn: