Definition of security patch in English:

security patch

Syllabification: se·cu·ri·ty patch

noun

A software or operating-system patch that is intended to correct a vulnerability to hacking or viral infection: an e-mail purporting to be a security patch from Microsoft support
More example sentences
  • And there's no way to uninstall the security patch, once installed.
  • Microsoft recommends that system administrators ‘should apply the security patch immediately’, unusually forceful advice from the software giant.
  • Ultimately, the only way to keep any browser safe is to make sure you download every security patch and update.

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