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Meaning of PREOCCUPATION

Pronunciation:  pree`âkyu'peyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of taking occupancy before someone else does
  2. [n]  the mental state of being preoccupied by something
  3. [n]  an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
 

PREOCCUPATION is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: absorption, engrossment, preoccupancy, preoccupancy
 
 See Also: absentmindedness, abstractedness, abstraction, cognitive state, fixation, hang-up, hobbyhorse, idea, moving in, obsession, occupancy, occupation, self-absorption, state of mind, taking possession, thought

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*oc`cu*pa"tion\, n. [L. praeoccupatio: cf. F.
pr['e]occupation.]
1. The act of preoccupying, or taking possession of
   beforehand; the state of being preoccupied; prepossession.

2. Anticipation of objections. [R.] --South.

 

 

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