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1. The act or right of occupying a place beforehand or in advance.
2. The state of being preoccupied or engrossed; preoccupation.
pre•oc•cu•pan•cy(priˈɒk yə pən si)
n., pl. -cies.
1. the act, right, or instance of prior occupancy.
2. the state of being absorbed in thought.
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|Noun||1.||preoccupancy - the mental state of being preoccupied by something|
absentmindedness - preoccupation so great that the ordinary demands on attention are ignored
|2.||preoccupancy - the act of taking occupancy before someone else does|