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Related to self-protection: self-defence


Serving or designed to protect oneself.

self′-pro·tec′tion n.
self′-pro·tec′tive·ly adv.


the act or an instance of protecting or defending oneself
ˌself-proˈtective adj


protection of oneself or itself.
self′-protect′ing, adj.
self′-protec′tive, adj.
self′-protec′tiveness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-protection - the act of defending yourselfself-protection - the act of defending yourself  
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
martial art - any of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense; usually practiced as a sport; "he had a black belt in the martial arts"
References in classic literature ?
In the beginning, the instincts of animals are confined to alimentation, self-protection, and the multiplication of their species.
They decided, as an emergency measure of self-protection, not to ship cash to Western banks.
Speaking at these sessions, speakers highlighted the impact of abuse on children and the role teachers could play in raising awareness about self-protection.
This week, AV-Test released their new Self-Protection of Antivirus Software test, examining 32 cybersecurity solutions on file protection with Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and Data Execution Prevention (DEP).
2) They conclude that self-insurance and self-protection affect risks quite differently, and research has tried to clarify the ambiguous link between risk aversion and self-protection.
com)-- Gun Powder Gals is presenting a "Feminine & Fierce: A Self-Protection & Defense Event" hosted at the AIT Building on Maiden Lane.
Damascus Countryside, SANA -- The seventh batch of self-protection squads, which consist of 1300 men and youths from Qalamoun area in Damascus Countryside, finished their training and became ready to hold their responsibilities in standing side by side with the army and defending the homeland.
Reportedly, this order is an important breakthrough for Saab in the Land Self-Protection Systems market since it is the launch order for its latest vehicle self-protection solution.
Meaney, vice president, advanced land and self-protection systems, for the advanced concepts and technologies division in its electronic systems sector, effective immediately.
Defence and security company Saab AB (STO:SAABB) announced on Wednesday that its new self-protection system, ESTL, is now airborne.
If this honourable MP feels threatened and requires a gun for self-protection, isn't it better that he opts for a bodyguard?
The workshop at Wilberlee had a martial arts theme that helped children understand about self-protection and increased their perception of danger - but it was done in a fun way.