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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precautionary, precautionaladjective

    taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure

    "gave precautionary advice"; "I would take precautionary steps to keep him away"


  1. precautionaryadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or serving as a precaution

    The article 3.3 of the UNFCCC states the precautionary principle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precautionaryadjective

    of or pertaining to precaution, or precautions; as, precautionary signals

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of precautionary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of precautionary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of precautionary in a Sentence

  1. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison:

    To help stay ahead of this curve, we will impose a universal precautionary self-isolation requirement on all international arrivals to Australia and that is effective from midnight tonight, further the Australian government will also ban cruise ships from foreign ports from arriving at Australian ports for an initial 30 days.

  2. Michael Friis Jørgensen:

    We had assessed that it (the price range) might land in a higher range, but they've gone with a precautionary consideration.

  3. Director Christine Lagarde:

    One could think about strengthening and broadening the global precautionary financing instruments that work for everyone, one could also increase the size of the safety net. Over the next few months, the IMF will be considering with our members these and other issues related to the international monetary system.

  4. Michael Jacobs:

    The infection risk is completely different, but we can't call it zero, so we're taking a precautionary approach.

  5. Daphne Alexiou:

    Personally, I have already taken precautionary measures.

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    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    • A. ravening
    • B. contagious
    • C. indiscernible
    • D. contiguous

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