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Autor:  Tom
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Data:  25/MAR/2005 2:30 PM
Assunto:  Re: Security and Safety
 
Mensagem:  The words are about the same. Today we use security more in the area of protection against terrorists, protection against crime(locks, safes, tv monitors, etc). Safety is used for protection against harm like having hearing protection, having something to cover the blade of a machine that moves and spins like a saw or drill, wearing a life vest when you are on a sailboat, using protection when you have sex, etc. Here are the dictionary definitions: Main Entry: 1safe·ty Pronunciation: 'sAf-tE Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural safeties Etymology: Middle English saufte, from Middle French sauveté, from Old French, from sauve, feminine of sauf safe 1 : the condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss 2 : a device (as on a weapon or a machine) designed to prevent inadvertent or hazardous operation 3 a (1) : a situation in football in which a member of the offensive team is tackled behind its own goal line that counts two points for the defensive team -- compare TOUCHBACK (2) : a member of a defensive backfield in football who occupies the deepest position in order to receive a kick, defend against a forward pass, or stop a ballcarrier b : a billiard shot made with no attempt to score or so as to leave the balls in an unfavorable position for the opponent Main Entry: se·cu·ri·ty Pronunciation: si-'kyur-&-tE Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural -ties 1 : the quality or state of being secure : as a : freedom from danger : SAFETY b : freedom from fear or anxiety c : freedom from the prospect of being laid off 2 a : something given, deposited, or pledged to make certain the fulfillment of an obligation b : SURETY 3 : an evidence of debt or of ownership (as a stock certificate or bond) 4 a : something that secures : PROTECTION b (1) : measures taken to guard against espionage or sabotage, crime, attack, or escape (2) : an organization or department whose task is security


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Security and Safety  –  Helder  25/MAR/2005, 2:12 PM
 Re: Security and Safety  –  Tom  25/MAR/2005, 2:30 PM
Re: Security and Safety  –  Helder  25/MAR/2005, 2:35 PM
Re: Security and Safety  –  tom  25/MAR/2005, 2:38 PM

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