Definitions for preoccupationpriˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən, ˌpri ɒk-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•oc•cu•pa•tionpriˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən, ˌpri ɒk-(n.)

  1. the state of being preoccupied.

  2. an act of preoccupying.

Origin of preoccupation:

1530–40; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. preoccupation(noun)

    an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention

  2. preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment(noun)

    the mental state of being preoccupied by something

  3. preoccupancy, preoccupation(noun)

    the act of taking occupancy before someone else does

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. preoccupation(noun)ˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃən, ˌpri ɒk-

    a state in which you think about one thing a lot, or the thing you think about

    his preoccupation with his ex-girlfriend

Wiktionary

  1. preoccupation(Noun)

    the state of being preoccupied or an idea that preoccupies the mind; enthrallment

  2. preoccupation(Noun)

    the act of occupying something before someone else

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preoccupation(noun)

    the act of preoccupying, or taking possession of beforehand; the state of being preoccupied; prepossession

  2. Preoccupation(noun)

    anticipation of objections


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