[in-shoo r-uh ns, -shur-] /ɪnˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-/
the act, system, or business of property, life, one’s person, etc., against loss or harm arising in specified contingencies, as fire, accident, death, disablement, or the like, in consideration of a payment proportionate to the risk involved.
coverage by contract in which one party agrees to indemnify or reimburse another for loss that occurs under the terms of the contract.
the contract itself, set forth in a written or printed agreement or policy.
the amount for which anything is .
an insurance premium.
any means of guaranteeing against loss or harm:
Taking vitamin C is viewed as an insurance against catching colds.
of or relating to a score that increases a team’s lead and that the lead will be held if the opposing team should score once more:
The home run gave the team an insurance run, making the score 7-5.
a means of protecting or safeguarding against risk or injury
1550s, “engagement to marry,” a variant of ensurance (see ensure). Commercial sense of “security against loss or death in exchange for payment” is from 1650s. Assurance was the older term for this (late 16c.).
[in-ti-jer] /ˈɪn tɪ dʒər/ noun 1. Mathematics. one of the positive or negative numbers 1, 2, 3, etc., or zero. Compare . 2. a complete entity. Synonyms: integral, whole. /ˈɪntɪdʒə/ noun 1. any rational number that can be expressed as the sum or difference of a finite number of units, being a member of the […]
[in-ti-grey-tid] /ˈɪn tɪˌgreɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. combining or coordinating separate elements so as to provide a harmonious, interrelated whole: an integrated plot; an integrated course of study. 2. organized or structured so that constituent units function cooperatively: an integrated economy. 3. having, including, or serving members of different racial, religious, and ethnic groups as equals: […]
[in-tl-ek-choo-uh l] /ˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əl/ adjective 1. appealing to or engaging the : intellectual pursuits. 2. of or relating to the or its use: intellectual powers. 3. possessing or showing or mental capacity, especially to a high degree: an intellectual person. 4. guided or developed by or relying on the rather than upon emotions […]
[in-tel-i-juh nt] /ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒənt/ adjective 1. having good understanding or a high mental capacity; quick to comprehend, as persons or animals: an intelligent student. 2. displaying or characterized by quickness of understanding, sound thought, or good judgment: an intelligent reply. 3. having the faculty of reasoning and understanding; possessing : intelligent beings in outer […]