lockdown
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lockdown
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (confinement of prisoners)
a. el confinamiento en celda
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A lockdown was ordered as soon as the prison breakout was discovered.Se ordenó un confinamiento en celda en cuanto se descubrió la fuga de la cárcel.
2. (security measure)
a. el cierre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The principal ordered a school lockdown for the safety of students and staff.La directora ordenó un cierre de la escuela por la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (secure)
a. de confinamiento
The hospital went into lockdown mode within minutes of the attack.El hospital se puso en modo de confinamiento a los pocos minutos del ataque.
4. (computing)
a. de bloqueo
The system has a sophisticated lockdown feature which can be triggered at the earliest signs of hacking.El sistema tiene una característica sofisticada de bloqueo que se puede poner en funcionamiento al notarse los primeros signos de piratería informática.
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