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Meaning of PREVENTION

Pronunciation:  pri'venshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"
  2. [n]  control by preventing the occurrence of something; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
 

PREVENTION is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: bar
 
 See Also: averting, control, crushing, debarment, disqualification, forestalling, hindrance, interception, interference, obviation, preclusion, prophylaxis, quelling, save, stifling, suppression

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*ven"tion\, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]vention.]
1. The act of going, or state of being, before. [Obs.]

         The greater the distance, the greater the
         prevention.                           --Bacon.

2. Anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs or wishes;
   hence, precaution; forethought. [Obs.] --Hammond. Shak.

3. The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action,
   access, or approach; thwarting. --South.

         Casca, be sudden, for we fear prevention. --Shak.

4. Prejudice; prepossession. [A Gallicism] --Dryden.

 

 

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