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Noun protection has 7 senses
  1. protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 has particulars:
     air cover; shielding; preservation, saving; momism, overprotection, overshielding; defense, defence; inoculating, vaccinating; patrol; self-defense, self-defence, self-protection; insulation; locking, lockup; escort, accompaniment; covering; immunization, immunisation; care, charge, tutelage, guardianship; ruggedization, ruggedisation; waterproofing, sealing; civil defense
    Derived form: verb protect1
  2. protective covering, protective cover, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
    --2 is a kind of covering
    --2 has particulars:
     armor, armour; bell jar, bell glass; binder, ring-binder; binding, book binding, cover, back; blind, screen; bracer, armguard; cap; cloche; coaster; cold frame; crystal, watch crystal, watch glass; dust cover; faceplate; facing, cladding; fall board, fall-board; finger plate, escutcheon, scutcheon; heat shield; hood, bonnet, cowl, cowling; housing; lining; mask; mulch; roof; roof; screen; shade; sheath; sheathing, overlay, overlayer; shelter; shield; splashboard, splasher, dashboard; splasher; testudo; thumbstall; toecap; washboard, splashboard
    Derived form: verb protect1
  3. security, protection - 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"
    --3 is a kind of assets
    --3 has particulars: easy street; hedge, hedging; insurance
  4. protection, shelter - the condition of being protected; "they were huddled together for protection"; "he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home"
    --4 is a kind of security
    --4 has particulars: indemnity, insurance; radioprotection
  5. auspices, protection, aegis - kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
    --5 is a kind of endorsement, indorsement
  6. protection, trade protection - 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"
    --6 is a kind of imposition, infliction
    Derived form: verb protect2
  7. protection, tribute - payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; "every store in the neighborhood had to pay him protection"
    --7 is a kind of extortion
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