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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ali Khamenei:

    Peacetime offers great opportunities for our armed forces to ... build up on preemptive capacities.

  2. Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri:

    If a Canadian bank with U.S. subsidiaries were to fail, it bears asking whether the preemptive actions of U.S. authorities would create obstacles for the orderly resolution of the consolidated bank by Canadian authorities.

  3. The North military:

    The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK holding tightly the arms to annihilate the enemies with towering hatred for them are waiting for the dignified Supreme Command to issue an order to launch a preemptive strike of justice.

  4. Hiroshi Imazu:

    There are limitations( of our) ballistic missile defense( BMD) if several missiles are fired, neutralizing an enemy base( and preventing the launch of) the second and third missiles is within the range of self-defense. It is not a preemptive strike.

  5. Pak Myong Ho:

    Our stance is that since the US and its followers continue their nuclear threats and intimidation -- in the form of their annual military drills -- on the doorstep of DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), we will continue to strengthen our defense and preemptive strike capabilities.

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