privacy


privacy
privacy
In BrE, the pronunciation priv-ǝ-si, with a short first syllable, has largely replaced priy-vǝ-si, although the second is still heard and is the usual one in AmE and in other parts of the English-speaking world.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • privacy — pri·va·cy n: freedom from unauthorized intrusion: state of being let alone and able to keep certain esp. personal matters to oneself see also expectation of privacy, invasion of privacy; privacy interest at interest 3b, right of privacy; …   Law dictionary

  • privacy — UK US /ˈprɪvəsi/ US  /ˈpraɪvəsi/ noun [U] ► the right that someone has to keep their personal life or personal information secret or known only to a small group of people: »Among the three industries studied, concerns about privacy and security… …   Financial and business terms

  • privacy — [prī′və sē; ] Brit [ priv′əsē] n. pl. privacies [ME privace: see PRIVATE & CY] 1. the quality or condition of being private; withdrawal from company or public view; seclusion 2. secrecy [told in strict privacy] 3. one s private life or personal… …   English World dictionary

  • Privacy — steht für: englisch für Privatsphäre oder Privatheit ein Brettspiel, siehe Privacy (Spiel) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Privacy — Pri va*cy, n.; pl. {Privacies}. [See {Private}.] 1. The state of being in retirement from the company or observation of others; seclusion. [1913 Webster] 2. A place of seclusion from company or observation; retreat; solitude; retirement. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Privacy — est le second album de la chanteuse Ophélie Winter paru en 1998. Cinq chansons ont été commercialisées sous la forme de singles. Liste des titres Dans mon intimité Je t abandonne This is how i m gonna make U mine Elle pleure Je cours Je marche a… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • privacy — / privəsi/, angloamer. / praivəsi/, it. / praivasi/ s. ingl. [der. di priva(te ) privato ], usato in ital. al femm. [vita personale di un individuo, in quanto costituisce un diritto e va perciò rispettata e tutelata: difendere la propria p. ]… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • privacy — mid 15c.; see PRIVATE (Cf. private) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • privacy — /ˈpraivazi, ingl. ˈprɪvəsɪ, ˈpraɪvəsɪ/ [vc. ingl., da private «privato»] s. f. inv. privatezza, vita privata, intimità, riservatezza, privato, intimo CONTR. mondanità, vita pubblica …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • privacy — [n] solitude, secrecy aloofness, clandestineness, concealment, confidentiality, isolation, one’s space, penetralia, privateness, quiet, retirement, retreat, seclusion, separateness, separation, sequestration, solitude; concepts 388,631,714 Ant.… …   New thesaurus