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pre·ven·tion

 (prĭ-vĕn′shən)
n.
The act of preventing something: the prevention of illness.

prevention

(prɪˈvɛnʃən)
n
1. the act of preventing
2. a hindrance, obstacle, or impediment

pre•ven•tion

(prɪˈvɛn ʃən)

n.
1. the act of preventing; effectual hindrance.
2. something that prevents; preventive.
[1520–30; < Late Latin]

prevention

1. The security procedures undertaken by the public and private sectors in order to discourage terrorist acts. See alsoantiterrorism.
2. In space usage, measures to preclude anadversary's hostile use of United States or third-party spacesystems and services. Prevention can include diplomatic,economic, and political measures. See also space control.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prevention - the act of preventingprevention - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
interference, hinderance, hindrance - the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
averting - the act of preventing something from occurring; "averting danger was his responsibility"
debarment - the act of prevention by legal means; "they achieved his debarment from holding public office"
disqualification - the act of preventing someone from participating by finding them unqualified
interception - the act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving; "he resorted to the interception of his daughter's letters"; "he claimed that the interception of one missile by another would be impossible"
nonproliferation, non-proliferation - the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons); "they protested that the nonproliferation treaty was just a plot to maintain the hegemony of those who already had nuclear weapons"; "nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation are closely related goals"
forestalling, obviation, preclusion - the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
prophylaxis - the prevention of disease
save - (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring; "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
crushing, quelling, stifling, suppression - forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"

prevention

noun elimination, safeguard, precaution, anticipation, thwarting, avoidance, deterrence, forestalling, prophylaxis, preclusion, obviation the prevention of crime
Quotations
"Prevention is better than cure" [Desiderius Erasmus Adagia]

prevention

noun
Translations
předcházeníprevencezamezení
bekæmpelseforebyggelseforhindring
ennaltaehkäisy
prevencija
megakadályozásmegelőzés
hindrun
予防
예방
predchádzanie
preprečevanje
förekommande
การป้องกัน
sự ngăn ngừa

prevention

[prɪˈvenʃən] Nprevención f
the role of diet in cancer preventionel papel que desempeña la dieta en la prevención del cáncer
the Government's commitment to crime preventionla dedicación del gobierno a la prevención de la delincuencia
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children/AnimalsSociedad f Protectora de Niños/Animales
prevention is better than curemás vale prevenir que curar

prevention

[prɪˈvɛnʃən]
nprévention f
crime prevention → la prévention de la criminalité
the prevention of heart disease → la prévention des maladies cardiaques
modif [campaign, measures, programme, strategy] → de prévention

prevention

nVerhinderung f, → Verhütung f; (through preventive measures) → Vorbeugung f(of gegen); prevention is better than curevorbeugen ist besser als heilen; society for the prevention of cruelty to animals˜ Tierschutzverein m; society for the prevention of cruelty to childrenKinderschutzbund m; fire preventionFeuerschutz m

prevention

[prɪˈvɛnʃn] nprevenzione f
the prevention of cruelty to animals → la protezione degli animali

prevent

(priˈvent) verb
to stop (someone doing something or something happening). He prevented me from going.
preˈvention (-ʃən) noun
the act of preventing. a society for the prevention of road accidents.
preˈventive (-tiv) adjective
that helps to prevent illness etc. preventive medicine.

prevention

وِقَايَّة prevence forebyggelse Vorbeugung πρόληψη prevención ennaltaehkäisy prévention prevencija prevenzione 予防 예방 preventie forebygging zapobieganie prevenção предотвращение förekommande การป้องกัน önleme sự ngăn ngừa 预防

prevention

n prevención f; HIV — prevención del VIH
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