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a·void·ance

 (ə-void′ns)
n.
1. The act of shunning or avoiding.
2. Law An annulment.

avoidance

(əˈvɔɪdəns)
n
1. the act of keeping away from or preventing from happening
2. (Law) law
a. the act of annulling or making void
b. the countering of an opponent's plea with fresh evidence
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) ecclesiastical law the state of a benefice having no incumbent

avoidance

Individual and/or unit measures taken to avoid or minimize nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) attacks and reduce the effects of NBC hazards.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.avoidance - deliberately avoidingavoidance - deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
rejection - the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"
aversion, averting - the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away; "averting her gaze meant that she was angry"
escape - an avoidance of danger or difficulty; "that was a narrow escape"
near thing - something that barely avoids failure or disaster

avoidance

avoidance

noun
1. The act, an instance, or a means of avoiding:
Translations
تَجَنُّب
vyhnutí se
undgåelse
elkerülés
hjásneiîing, òaî aî forîast
vyhýbanie
izogibanje
kaçınmasakınma

avoidance

[əˈvɔɪdəns] N the avoidance of fatty foodsel evitar los alimentos grasos
you can improve your health by the avoidance of stressuno puede mejorar su salud evitando el estrés
see also tax

avoidance

[əˈvɔɪdəns] n
to improve one's health by the avoidance of stress → jouir d'une meilleure santé en évitant le stress

avoidance

nVermeidung f; the avoidance of inheritance taxdie Umgehung der Erbschaftssteuer; his careful avoidance of the truthsein ständiges Umgehen der Wahrheit; thanks only to her steady avoidance of bad companynur weil sie konsequent schlechte Gesellschaft mied

avoidance

[əˈvɔɪdns] n her avoidance of me has been noticed by everyonetutti hanno notato che mi evita
his avoidance of his duty → la sua mancanza al dovere
see also tax

avoid

(əˈvoid) verb
to keep away from (a place, person or thing). He drove carefully to avoid the holes in the road; Avoid the subject of money.
aˈvoidance noun

avoidance

n evitación f, (el) evitar
References in classic literature ?
As the story of 'Agnes Grey' was accused of extravagant over-colouring in those very parts that were carefully copied from the life, with a most scrupulous avoidance of all exaggeration, so, in the present work, I find myself censured for depicting CON AMORE, with 'a morbid love of the coarse, if not of the brutal,' those scenes which, I will venture to say, have not been more painful for the most fastidious of my critics to read than they were for me to describe.
I beg your pardon," offered Edna, in some embarrassment, for she should have remembered that Mademoiselle Reisz's avoidance of the water had furnished a theme for much pleasantry.
I don't mean that they had their tongues in their cheeks or did anything vulgar, for that was not one of their dangers: I do mean, on the other hand, that the element of the unnamed and untouched became, between us, greater than any other, and that so much avoidance could not have been so successfully effected without a great deal of tacit arrangement.
That was made apparent by our avoidance of the subject, and by our agreeing - without agreement - to make my recovery of the use of my hands, a question of so many hours, not of so many weeks.
It is astonishing how much the Art -- or I may almost call it instinct -- of Sight Recognition is developed by the habitual practice of it and by the avoidance of the custom of "Feeling".
The armies were divided, there was no unity of command, and Barclay was unpopular; but from this confusion, division, and the unpopularity of the foreign commander in chief, there resulted on the one hand indecision and the avoidance of a battle (which we could not have refrained from had the armies been united and had someone else, instead of Barclay, been in command) and on the other an ever-increasing indignation against the foreigners and an increase in patriotic zeal.
Even if he renounced every other consideration than that of justifying himself-- if he met shrugs, cold glances, and avoidance as an accusation, and made a public statement of all the facts as he knew them, who would be convinced?
Lorry it disclosed some shadowy indication that the old air of avoidance and dread had lately passed over him, like a cold wind.
Presuming however, that this studied avoidance spoke rather a momentary embarrassment than any dislike of the proposal, and seeing in her husband, who was fond or society, a perfect willingness to accept it, she ventured to engage for her attendance, and the day after the next was fixed on.
The answer warmed the hearts of both the old men, but, with the usual avoidance of Englishmen of emotional subjects personal to themselves, they instinctively returned to the previous question.
In his avoidance of slang and his search after right words, Martin was compelled to talk slowly, which enabled him to find the best thoughts that were in him.
I am beginning to fear from your avoidance of the subject that there is some trouble between you and Lucille.