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


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pro·tec·tive /prəˈtɛktɪv/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·tect·ive a.  Affording protection; sheltering; defensive. The favor of a protective Providence.”
 Protective coloring Zool., coloring which serves for the concealment and preservation of a living organism.  Cf. Mimicry. --Wallace.
 Protective tariff Polit. Econ., a tariff designed to secure protection (see Protection, 4.), as distinguished from a tariff designed to raise revenue. See Tariff, and Protection, 4.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind; "a
             protective covering"; "the use of protective masks and
             equipment"; "protective coatings"; "kept the drunken
             sailor in protective custody"; "animals with
             protective coloring"; "protective tariffs" [ant: unprotective]
      2: showing a care; "a caring mother" [syn: caring]
      3: (usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful;
         "protective of his reputation" [syn: protective(p)]