What does Prevention mean?

Definitions for Preventionprɪˈvɛn ʃən

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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"


  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

  5. Origin: [Cf. F. prvention.]


  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 prevention.com.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prevention in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prevention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry de Bracton:

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

  2. Sarah Fischer:

    Sexual assault prevention is not just for victims, but for everyone.

  3. Jeanine Motsay:

    I think education is key to prevention, i mean that's where it starts.

  4. Jay Abiona:

    Staying safe is mostly a game of offense not defense. Prevention vs. Reaction!

  5. William Marchand:

    Antidepressants are the gold standard for the prevention of relapse of depression.

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