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Dictionary definition for: Safety

1. (n) the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions; "insure the safety of the children" "the reciprocal of safety is risk"

2. (n) a safe place; "He ran to safety"

3. (n) a device designed to prevent injury

4. (n) (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely

5. (n) contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse

6. (n) a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line

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