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2011.04.08

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Today's Lesson
SECURITY (guard)   警備(員)、警備組織、安全

Explanation

  • Security is ...
     ・ a set of activities intended to keep a person, group, place, etc., safe.
     ・ the group of people responsible for such activities.
     ・ the state of being kept safe.
     ・ the place in an airport, at the entrance to a building, etc., where people are checked for weapons and other illegal items.
  • security には、次のような意味があります。
     ・個人や集団、場所などの安全を守るための一連の活動
     ・そのような活動に対して責任を負う人々
     ・安全が守られている状態
     ・空港やビルの入り口などにある、武器やその他の違法なものに対して調べるところ
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SECURITY (guard)

examples

  1. Building security was already tight, but it's been significantly increased recently. Now they have hundreds of security cameras, a dozen security guards, and a new state-of-the-art electronic security system.
  2. I think it's time we upgrade our security software. We've picked up three separate computer viruses in just two weeks.
  3. You'll have to let Security know if you'd like to stay in the office past 11:00 p.m.
  4. It might be a good idea to wear slip-on shoes. It'll save you some time when you go through airport security.

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