Definition of Obviation

1. Noun. The act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively.

Exact synonyms: Forestalling, Preclusion
Generic synonyms: Bar, Prevention
Derivative terms: Forestall, Forestall, Obviate, Obviate, Preclude



Definition of Obviation

1. n. The act of obviating, or the state of being obviated.

Definition of Obviation

1. Noun. The act of obviating; deterrence or prevention. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obviation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obviation

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obverses
obversion
obversions
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obverted
obverting
obverts
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obviable
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obviated
obviates
obviating
obviating(a)
obviation (current term)
obviations
obviative
obviatives
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obviators
obvious
obvious by inspection
obviously
obviousness
obviousnesses
obvolute
obvoluted
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oby

Literary usage of Obviation

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1. Australasian Democracy by Henry de Rosenbach Walker (1897)
"... Australasian Upper Houses—Conflicts between the two Houses in Victoria—The proposed obviation of deadlocks—The utility of the Legislative Council—The ..."

2. Insanity Considered in Its Medico-legal Relations by Thomas R. Buckham (1883)
"... and Growth of Mental Disease considered—System of Therapeutics—obviation of Difficulties by " Intermediate" considered—Position assumed by Messrs. ..."

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