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security Idioms & Phrases


agency security

  • noun a security issued by United States government agencies or the Farm Credit System
    agency security.
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bureau of diplomatic security

  • noun the bureau in the State Department that is responsible for the security of diplomats and embassies overseas
    DS.
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canadian security intelligence service

  • noun Canada's main foreign intelligence agency that gathers and analyzes information to provide security intelligence for the Canadian government
    CSIS.
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Collateral security

  • security for the performance of covenants, or the payment of money, besides the principal security,
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collective security

  • noun a system for international peace
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committee for state security

  • noun formerly the predominant security police organization of Soviet Russia
    KGB; Soviet KGB.
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communications security establishment

  • noun Canadian agency that gathers communications intelligence and assist law enforcement and security agencies
    CSE.
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convertible security

  • noun a corporate security (usually bonds or preferred stock) that can be exchanged for another form of security (usually common stock)
    convertible.
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department of homeland security

  • noun the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
    Department of Homeland Security.
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federal security bureau

  • noun the internal counterintelligence agency of the Russian Federation and successor to the Soviet KGB; formerly led by Vladimir Putin
    Federal Security Bureau; FSB.
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federal security service

  • noun the internal counterintelligence agency of the Russian Federation and successor to the Soviet KGB; formerly led by Vladimir Putin
    Federal Security Bureau; FSB.
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general security services

  • noun the Israeli domestic counterintelligence and internal security agency
    Shin Bet.
    • the Shin Bet also handles overall security for Israel's national airline
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government security

  • noun a security issued by United States government agencies or the Farm Credit System
    agency security.
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homeland security

  • noun the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
    Department of Homeland Security.
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international relations and security network

  • noun Switzerland's information network for security and defense studies and for peace and conflict research and for international relations
    ISN.
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letter security

  • noun a stock or bond that is not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and cannot be sold in the public market
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listed security

  • noun a security that has been accepted for trading by one of the organized and registered securities exchanges in the US
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mortgage-backed security

  • noun a security created when a group of mortgages are gathered together and bonds are sold to other institutions or the public; investors receive a portion of the interest payments on the mortgages as well as the principal payments; usually guaranteed by the government
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national association of securities dealers automated quotations

  • noun a computerized data system to provide brokers with price quotations for securities traded over the counter
    NASDAQ.
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national security agency

  • noun the United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and to produce foreign intelligence information
    NSA.
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national security council

  • noun a committee in the executive branch of government that advises the president on foreign and military and national security; supervises the Central Intelligence Agency
    NSC.
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otc security

  • noun a security traded in the over-the-counter market
    over the counter security; OTC security.
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over the counter security

  • noun a security traded in the over-the-counter market
    over the counter security; OTC security.
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private security force

  • noun a privately employed group hired to protect the security of a business or industry
    private security force.
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public security

  • noun the general security of public places
    peace.
    • he was arrested for disturbing the peace
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registered security

  • noun a security whose owner's name is recorded on the books of the issuer (or issuer's agent)
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securities analyst

  • noun an analyst who studies the financial performance of corporations
    financial analyst.
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securities and exchange commission

  • noun an independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors
    SEC.
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securities firm

  • noun a stock broker's business; charges a fee to act as intermediary between buyer and seller
    brokerage; brokerage firm.
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securities industry

  • noun the securities markets in the aggregate
    market.
    • the market always frustrates the small investor
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securities law

  • noun the body of laws governing the issuance and selling of securities
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securities market

  • noun an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
    stock exchange; stock market.
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security blanket

  • noun anything that an adult person uses to reduce anxiety
  • noun a blanket (or toy) that a child carries around in order to reduce anxiety
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security consultant

  • noun an adviser about alarm systems to prevent burglaries
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security council

  • noun a permanent council of the United Nations; responsible for preserving world peace
    SC.
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security department

  • noun a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers
    security.
    • the head of security was a former policeman
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security deposit

  • noun the amount of collateral a customer deposits with a broker when borrowing from the broker to buy securities
    margin.
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security director

  • noun head of a private security force working for a business or industry
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security force

  • noun a privately employed group hired to protect the security of a business or industry
    private security force.
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security guard

  • noun a guard who keeps watch
    watcher; watchman.
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security intelligence

  • noun intelligence on the identity and capability and intentions of hostile individuals or organizations that may be engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism
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security intelligence review committee

  • noun an agency of the Canadian government that oversees the activities of the Criminal Intelligence Services of Canada and has the power to intrude on the privacy of suspected terrorists or spies
    SIRC.
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security interest

  • noun any interest in a property that secures the payment of an obligation
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security measure

  • noun an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
    security; security measure.
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security measures

  • noun measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.
    security.
    • military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising
  • noun an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
    security; security measure.
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security review

  • noun counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy
    censorship; censoring.
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security service

  • noun the government agency in the United Kingdom that is responsible for internal security and counterintelligence on British territory
    MI; Military Intelligence Section 5.
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security staff

  • noun those in an organization responsible for preventing spying or theft
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security system

  • noun (computing) a system that enforces boundaries between computer networks
  • noun an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
    security; security measure.
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social security

  • noun social welfare program in the U.S.; includes old-age and survivors insurance and some unemployment insurance and old-age assistance
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social security administration

  • noun an independent government agency responsible for the Social Security system
    SSA.
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social security number

  • noun the number of a particular individual's Social Security account
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tax-exempt security

  • noun a security that is not subject to taxation
    tax-exempt.
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transportation security administration

  • noun an agency established in 2001 to safeguard United States transportation systems and insure safe air travel
    TSA.
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unlisted security

  • noun a security traded in the over-the-counter market
    over the counter security; OTC security.
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zero coupon security

  • noun a security that makes no interest payments but instead is sold at a deep discount from its face value
    zero coupon security.
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zero-coupon security

  • noun a security that makes no interest payments but instead is sold at a deep discount from its face value
    zero coupon security.
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