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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of protecting or screening, or that which protects or screens.

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  • verb Present participle of shield.
  • noun physics, chemistry The situation, in NMR spectroscopy, in which a local magnetic field is weakened by the presence of neighbouring nuclei
  • noun soccer Action done by the person with the ball to protect the ball from the defender; the person concerned keeps his body between the ball and the defender.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of shielding from harm
  • noun a shield of lead or concrete intended as a barrier to radiation emitted in nuclear decay
  • noun shield consisting of an arrangement of metal mesh or plates designed to protect electronic equipment from ambient electromagnetic interference

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