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prɪˈvɛn ʃənpre·ven·tion

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.]

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce prevention?

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How to say prevention in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of prevention in a Sentence

  1. Christos Stylianides:

    Prevention and preparedness is essential.

  2. Henry de Bracton:

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

  3. Misaki Tanaka:

    ' Bosai' means' disaster prevention' in Japanese.

  4. Stephanie Cinque:

    Jeremy made huge strides in brain health and suicide prevention.

  5. Sarah Fischer:

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

Images & Illustrations of prevention

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