Definition of Prevention

1. Noun. The act of preventing. "Money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"




Definition of Prevention

1. n. The act of going, or state of being, before.

Definition of Prevention

1. Noun. (obsolete) The act of going, or state of being, before. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs, wishes, hazards and risks ; hence, precaution; forethought. --Hammond. Shak. ¹

3. Noun. The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting. --South. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prevention

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prevention

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prevention (current term)
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preverb
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preverbally

Literary usage of Prevention

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1. Preventing Deadly Conflict edited by David A. Hamburg, Cyrus R. Vance (1998)
"Too often in the past, these activities have been given less attention than they deserve, partly because their conflict prevention significance has been ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in the Documents of the States of the United by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Dept. of Economics and Sociology (1912)
"Circular of Instruction rel. to prevention of glanders. ... Suggestions to rr companies rel. to prevention of cholera. the membership of bds. of health and ..."

3. Environmental Performance Reviews by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2001)
"Waste prevention and recovery lrish waste policy seeks to reflect the primacy given by EU legislation to waste prevention, reduction and re-use. ..."

4. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"The Society for prevention of Cruelty to Children, the Society for Organizing ... The Society for prevention to Cruelty to Children's interest in the family ..."

5. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"Office of Disease prevention and Health Promotion The Office of Disease prevention ... The Office undertakes this mandate by developing prevention policy; ..."

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