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Pertaining to ordnance constituted and set so as not to detonate or function accidentally.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a fireproof steel box used to safeguard documents, currency, coins, and valuables. The word is sometimes also used to designate bank vaults that have walls of steel or reinforced concrete and armored doors equipped with combination locks and automatic alarm systems.

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What does it mean when you dream about a safe?

To dream of a safe in which to store valuables may indicate that the dreamer is hiding a sense of self worth and self value. To dream of being in a safe place may also indicate that the dreamer feels safe within themselves.

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1. A tray with a waste pipe; placed below a fixture to catch overflow, below a pipe to catch leakage, etc.
2. A built-in or portable steel-enclosed repository, designed to protect stored materials against fire and/or burglary.
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A safe program analysis is one which will not reach invalid conclusions about the behaviour of the program. This may involve making safe approximations to properties of parts of the program. A safe approximation is one which gives less information.

For example, strictness analysis aims to answer the question "will this function evaluate its argument"?. The two possible results are "definitely" and "don't know". A safe approximation for "definitely" is "don't know". The two possible results correspond to the two sets: "the set of all functions which evaluate their argument" and "all functions". A set can be safely approximated by another which contains it.
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He further said that unnecessary traffic congestion at roads was an important issue so to resolve this issue on long term basis CTO Lahore in coordination with Safe City Authority officers should devise a traffic management plan giving preference to the public convenience and facility.
Punjab Safe City Authority will provide every support and technical assistance in the up-gradation of Islamabad Safe City Project, he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that the PSCA has already provided technical support and guidance to Quetta and Karachi Safe City projects simultaneously.
In addition, the safes will also help CVS Pharmacy ensure the safety and well-being of its customers and employees.
Regarding safe houses, she said there was a need for running a one-window operation with the support of all line departments and non-governmental organisations.
The bladder is meant to hold the safe in place using the gap between the seat and the center console or between two seats.
While practicing safe gun storage may seem like a no-brainer to those who are trained and handle them daily, some customers might be apprehensive for a variety of reasons.
A safe is an essential item for everyone - be it for private or business.