Definitions for Preventionprɪˈvɛn ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•ven•tionprɪˈvɛn ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of preventing; effectual hindrance.

  2. something that prevents; preventive.

Origin of prevention:

1520–30; < LL

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prevention, bar(noun)

    the act of preventing

    "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. prevention(noun)ɪˈvɛn ʃən

    the act or process of preventing sth

    Prevention is better than cure.


  1. prevention(Noun)

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

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

  2. prevention(Noun)

    Anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs, wishes, hazards and risks ; hence, precaution; forethought. --Hammond. Shak.

  3. prevention(Noun)

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

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

  4. Origin: Compare prévention

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prevention(noun)

    the act of going, or state of being, before

  2. Prevention(noun)

    anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs or wishes; hence, precaution; forethought

  3. Prevention(noun)

    the act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting

  4. Prevention(noun)

    prejudice; prepossession


  1. Prevention

    Prevention is an American healthy lifestyle magazine, started in 1950, and published by Rodale Press in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The range of subjects includes food, nutrition, workouts, beauty, and cooking. It was founded by J. I. Rodale. It is led currently by Editorial Director Anne Alexander. Prevention is one of the largest magazines in the world, with a 2.8 million circulation, editions around the world, and over 10,000,000 readers a month. Prevention maintains a website at

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. prevention

    1. The security procedures undertaken by the public and private sectors in order to discourage terrorist acts. 2. In space usage, measures to preclude an adversary

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prevention' in Nouns Frequency: #2260

Translations for Prevention

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of preventing

a society for the prevention of road accidents.

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