Definition of Precautionary

1. Adjective. Taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure. "I would take precautionary steps to keep him away"

Exact synonyms: Precautional
Similar to: Preventative, Preventive
Derivative terms: Precaution



Definition of Precautionary

1. a. Of or pertaining to precaution, or precautions; as, precautionary signals.

Definition of Precautionary

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or serving as a precaution ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Precautionary

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Precautionary

precasting
precasts
precatalyst
precatalysts
precatalytic
precation
precations
precative
precatively
precatory
precaucus
precaudal
precaution
precautional
precautionarily
precautionary (current term)
precautioned
precautioning
precautions
precautious
precautiously
precautiousness
precava
precavae
precaval
precedaneous
precede
preceded
precedence
precedences

Literary usage of Precautionary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Out of Their Own Mouths: Utterances of German Rulers, Statesmen, Savants by William Roscoe Thayer (1917)
""precautionary war" It often happens that States, that for the moment are self-sufficient and ... It is a precautionary war. Wagner, ibid., pp. 116, 117. ..."

2. A Treatise on General Practice, Containing Rules and Sugestions for the Work by Byron Kosciusko Elliott, William Frederick Elliott (1894)
"No great result can surely be accomplished if precautionary measures are not ... As much care is required in precautionary measures, although neither so ..."

3. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1913)
"A CLINIC FOR precautionary X-RAY EXAMINATIONS BY FRANCIS H. WILLIAMS, ... MASSACHUSETTS A CLINIC for precautionary a'-ray examinations has seemed to us for ..."

4. The Future Policy for Radiological Protection: A Stakeholder Dialogue on the by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2003)
"Is a more stringent approach to radiation protection premised on the precautionary principle necessary and appropriate? Ionising radiation does not meet the ..."

5. China's New Constitution and International Problems by Min-chʻien T. Z. Tyau (1918)
"precautionary Measures So much for German officials and German public property. \s regards private German individuals or private German property, ..."

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