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pre·cau·tion

 (prĭ-kô′shən)
n.
1. An action taken in advance to protect against possible danger, failure, or injury; a safeguard: followed safety precautions when using heavy machinery.
2. Caution practiced in advance; forethought or circumspection: a need for precaution when planning a vacation.

[Late Latin praecautiō, praecautiōn-, from praecautus, past participle of Latin praecavēre, to guard against : prae-, pre- + cavēre, to beware.]
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precaution

(prɪˈkɔːʃən)
n
1. an action taken to avoid a dangerous or undesirable event
2. caution practised beforehand; circumspection
[C17: from French, from Late Latin praecautiō, from Latin praecavēre to guard against, from prae before + cavēre to beware]
preˈcautionary, preˈcautional adj
preˈcautious adj
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pre•cau•tion

(prɪˈkɔ ʃən)

n.
1. a measure taken in advance to avert possible harm or misfortune.
2. caution employed beforehand; prudent foresight.
v.t.
3. to forewarn; put on guard.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin]
pre•cau′tion•ar′y, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.precaution - a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.precaution - a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.; "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
measure, step - any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
backstop - a precaution in case of an emergency; "he acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong"
security measures, security - measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
2.precaution - the trait of practicing caution in advance
circumspection, caution - the trait of being circumspect and prudent
3.precaution - judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"
judiciousness - good judgment
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precaution

noun
1. safeguard, insurance, protection, provision, safety measure, preventative measure, belt and braces (informal) This is purely a safety precaution.
2. forethought, care, caution, anticipation, prudence, foresight, providence, wariness, circumspection Exercise adequate precaution when out in public.
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precaution

noun
1. Careful forethought to avoid harm or risk:
2. The exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters:
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Translations
إِحْتِيَاطحَيْطَه، إحْتِياط، إحْتِراس
opatrnostpředběžná opatřenípreventivní opatření
forholdsregel
varotoimi
predostrožnost
varúî; varúîarráîstöfun
用心
예방조치
atsargumoatsargumo priemonė
drošības pasākumspiesardzība
varnostni ukrep
förebyggande åtgärd
การระมัดระวังไว้ก่อน
lời cảnh báo

precaution

[prɪˈkɔːʃən] Nprecaución f
as a precautioncomo precaución, para mayor seguridad
to take precautions (gen) → tomar precauciones; (= use contraceptive) → usar anticonceptivos, tomar precauciones
to take the precaution of doing sthtomar la precaución de hacer algo
he took the precaution of hiding the lettertomó la precaución de esconder la carta
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

precaution

[prɪˈkɔːʃən] nprécaution f
to take precautions → prendre ses précautions
to take the precaution of doing sth → prendre la précaution de faire qch
as a precaution → par précaution
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

precaution

nSicherheitsmaßnahme f, → (Sicherheits)vorkehrung f, → Vorsichtsmaßnahme f; security precautionsSicherheitsmaßnahmen or -vorkehrungen pl; fire precautionsBrandschutzmaßnahmen pl; to take precautions against somethingVorsichtsmaßnahmen plgegen etw treffen; do you take precautions? (euph: = use contraception) → nimmst or machst du (irgend)etwas?; to take the precaution of doing somethingvorsichtshalber or sicherheitshalber etw tun
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precaution

[prɪˈkɔːʃn] nprecauzione f
as a precaution → per precauzione
to take precautions → prendere precauzioni
to take the precaution of doing → prendere la precauzione di fare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

precaution

(priˈkoːʃən) noun
care taken to avoid accidents, disease etc. They took every precaution to ensure that their journey would be safe and enjoyable.
preˈcautionary adjective
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precaution

إِحْتِيَاط preventivní opatření forholdsregel Vorkehrung προφύλαξη precaución varotoimi précaution predostrožnost precauzione 用心 예방조치 voorzorgsmaatregel forholdsregel ostrożność precaução предосторожность förebyggande åtgärd การระมัดระวังไว้ก่อน önlem lời cảnh báo 预防
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precaution

n. precaución, prevención.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

precaution

n precaución f; as a precaution..por or como precaución; airborne precautions precauciones de transmisión aérea, precauciones aéreas (fam); contact precautions precauciones de contacto; droplet precautions precauciones de transmisión por gotas, precauciones por gotas (fam); standard precautions precauciones estándar; universal precautions (ant) precauciones universales (ant)
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