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prɪˈvɛn ʃənpre·ven·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prevention, barnoun

    the act of preventing

    "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

Wiktionary

  1. preventionnoun

    The act of going, or state of being, before.

    The greater the distance, the greater the prevention. --Bacon.

  2. preventionnoun

    Anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs, wishes, hazards and risks ; hence, precaution; forethought. --Hammond. Shak.

  3. preventionnoun

    The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting. --South.

    Casca, be sudden, for we fear prevention. --Shakespeare.

  4. Etymology: Compare prévention

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preventionnoun

    the act of going, or state of being, before

  2. Preventionnoun

    anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs or wishes; hence, precaution; forethought

  3. Preventionnoun

    the act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting

  4. Preventionnoun

    prejudice; prepossession

  5. Etymology: [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

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prevention' in Nouns Frequency: #2260

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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. Stacy Rector:

    If Tennesseans truly want to embrace a culture of life, we should be focused on healing and on crime prevention.

  2. Cleveland Indians:

    We were disappointed to learn of today's suspension of Emmanuel Clase for violating Major League Baseball's joint drug prevention and treatment program, we fully support Major League Baseball's policy and Major League Baseball efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing drugs from our game.

  3. Heidi Blanck:

    This new information gives us hope that our efforts across the US are making a difference, we saw the rates in 2014, which were 14.5 %, had come down a little bit from 2010 [ at 16 % ], and now in 2016, they are down to 14 %. So we are continually seeing a modest drop. It gives us hope that prevention efforts are making a difference by seeing the numbers continuing to going in the right direction.

  4. President Biden:

    Human trafficking — whether in the form of forced labor, sex trafficking, or other offenses — is an abhorrent abuse of power and a profoundly immoral crime that strikes at the safety, health, and dignity of millions of people worldwide, during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we reaffirm our commitment to protect and empower survivors of all forms of human trafficking, to prosecute traffickers, and to bring an end to human trafficking in the United States and around the world.

  5. Jay Abiona:

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

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