What does preemptive mean?

Definitions for preemptivepriˈɛmp tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preemptive, pre-emptive(adj)

    designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence

    "a preemptive business offer"


  1. preemptive(Adjective)

    of or relating to preemption

  2. preemptive(Adjective)

    made so as to gain an advantage when an enemy strike is anticipated

  3. preemptive(Adjective)

    made so as to deter an anticipated unpleasant situation

  4. preemptive(Adjective)

    (in Bridge, of a high-level bid) intended to interfere with an opponent's bidding

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preemptive(adj)

    of or pertaining to preemption; having power to preempt; preempting


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preemptive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preemptive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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