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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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Peer-reviewed, revised, and edited from presentations, 21 papers address Slavic linguistics from such perspectives as surface phonotactics in morphology: ongoing change in the Belarusian noun declension, three kinds of "homogeneous" patterns of Czech numerals: a phrasal spell out account, island obviation in contrasting fragment answers: evidence from Bulgarian li-questions, Slavic-induced syntactic changes in Yiddish: a parametric account, and frequency distributions as faithless targets: why Bulgarians feminized Turkish nouns.
While the outer sections inhabit fifth-based tonality (they modulate to the subdominant and conclude in the tonic), the B section inhabits a tonal universe that, thanks to neo-Riemannian theory, has come to be defined by its obviation of a tonal center.
is central to understanding engineering, for engineering design has as its first and foremost objective the obviation of failure.
The obviation of the law is often more facile to realize than corruption of governments.
Yet the point here was less the obviation of distinctions between craft and fine art, codependent terms and moving targets anyhow, than the proposition that a focused logic could yield a potent range of outcomes through the mastery of obdurate stuff (as well as through the unforeseen exigencies arising from their making).
The consistency of this obviation of moral decisionmaking starkly contrasts with the real-world events that inspire such fictional depictions, as Naranjo's case illustrates:
The obviation of Roderick's death in no small part constitutes the wishful thinking of a military state in transition.
See Roy Wagner, Lethal Speech: Daribi Myth as Symbolic Obviation (1978) (on obviation as the processual form of trope).
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.