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Pertaining to ordnance constituted and set so as not to detonate or function accidentally.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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Since then, Ross has diversified into the $500 million market for safes and vaults.
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Wall safes are easy to install and with a picture over the front of them, they are nearly impossible to spot, too.
This guide shows how to install a safe in a brick wall, although stud wall mounted safes are also available.
Cannon Safe, Inc., a market provider of the start-to-finish manufacturing of large scale residential safes and the innovator of quick-access home defense safes under the GunVault brand, and MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on consumer and business services, have announced the acquisition of Stack-On Products, a market provider of secure storage and home organization, the companies said.
INKAS[R] manufactures a wide range of safes, including standard and individually-customized high security burglary and fire safes, cash depositories and jewelry safes.
[ClickPress, Wed Apr 15 2015] Safes and vaults provide security from threats such as fire and burglary.
We're also finding that more homeowners are installing safes specifically designed to store guns and gun collections.