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tr.v. ob·vi·at·ed, ob·vi·at·ing, ob·vi·ates
To keep from happening or render unnecessary. See Synonyms at prevent.

[Latin obviāre, obviāt-, to hinder, from obvius, in the way; see obvious.]

ob′vi·a′tion n.
ob′vi·a′tor n.
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Noun1.obviation - the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
prevention, bar - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"


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The obviation of Roderick's death in no small part constitutes the wishful thinking of a military state in transition.
Quality of life is one of the most important issues facing the world today and it is considered as one of the basic issues in the development of social policy that covers issues such as welfare, promotion of health -oriented life quality, obviation the basic needs, growth of life satisfaction, altruism and devotion among congregations [6].
In particular, the capex obviation associated with any such sale should add greater credence to BG's forward guidance that capex will decline to $8-10bn from 2015 from a run rate of c$12bn in recent years - adding confidence in forward free cash flow growth.
Considering the Supreme Leader's general policies, wherever I assume necessary, I take action for (materializing) the Islamic Republic's interests, the nation's rights and obviation of problems," Rouhani said upon arrival at Mehrabad airport after returning Tehran from a 5-day New York visit during which he held important meetings with different world leaders and held a phone talk with US President Barack Obama.
Well, applying reason won't help us because its role is to determine answers, and we have already concluded that there are no answers to be found (no Truth); thus, with the obviation of reason's realm--the intellect--there is only one thing left to use as a yardstick: emotion.
The book starts ambitiously, promising explorations of meanings created in a dialogical relation between embodied experience and symbolic representation, or more precisely, between phenomenology of dwelling (following Martin Heidegger) and the process of obviation between a microcosm of conventional points of reference ('codings') and a macrocosm of perceptual images (following Roy Wagner).
Only with that knowledge can the reader appreciate the implications of government choices, the rise and fall of prominent clerics and politicians, and the clerical obviation of the reform movements--all of which the author underscores in the book's chapters.
The obviation of the label requirement results in a potential simplification of the assay system so that it can also be regarded as self-performing.
Many of the stations are observatories known as CORKs, a tortured acronym for "circulation obviation retrofit kit," which essentially means a deep hole in the seafloor plugged at the top to keep seawater out.
Scientists hope that data collected from these subseafloor observatories (known as CORKs, or Circulation Obviation Retrofit Kits), along with studies of rock and sediment samples collected during the expedition, will help to shed light on the role tiny subseafloor microbes play in shaping Earth's oceans and crust.
With this in mind, it does not seem that the amelioration or the obviation of the subject is in the political best interest of the minority.
The utility of frozen section analysis (FSA) in intraoperative surgical management, especially obviation of unnecessary radical surgery, has never been properly investigated.