precautionary


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pre·cau·tion·ar·y

 (prĭ-kô′shə-nĕr′ē) also pre·cau·tion·al (-shə-nəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or constituting a precaution: taking precautionary measures; gave precautionary advice.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.precautionary - taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure; "gave precautionary advice"; "I would take precautionary steps to keep him away"
preventative, preventive - tending to prevent or hinder
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precautionary

adjective preventative, safety, protective, preventive The curfew is a precautionary measure.
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Translations
إحْتِياطي
preventivní
forholds-
óvatossági
varúîar-
önlem olarak

precautionary

[prɪˈkɔːʃənərɪ] ADJpreventivo, de precaución
as a precautionary measurecomo medida preventiva or de precaución
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precautionary

[prɪˈkɔːʃənəri] adj [measure] → de précaution
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precautionary

adjVorsichts-, Sicherheits-, vorbeugend; precautionary measureVorsichts- or Sicherheitsmaßnahme f; it’s purely precautionaryes ist eine reine or nur eine Vorsichtsmaßnahme
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precautionary

[prɪˈkɔːʃnrɪ] adj (measure) → precauzionale
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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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References in classic literature ?
Nor was there wanting still another precautionary motive more related to Ahab personally.
The pug-dog sat up, as a precautionary measure, as I passed; but, as I took no notice of the treasure he was guarding, he let me go by without even one remonstrant bark.
As a precautionary measure, therefore, he required that the voyageurs, as they were about to enter into the service of an American association, and to reside within the limits of the United States, should take the oaths of naturalization as American citizens.
Immediately in front of the jail those relics of the older times were situated, as a lesson of precautionary justice to the evil-doers of the settlement.
Bulstrode with precautionary information for his daughters and servants, and accounting for his allowing no one but himself to enter the room even with food and drink.
Screw had been sent to Barkingham, accompanied, on the usual precautionary plan, by Mill.
"If there be any inclined to smile at my taking so many precautionary measures, I refer them to the mystery of The Yellow Room, and to all the proofs we have of the weird cunning of the murderer.
Poyser, turning his head on one side in a dubitative manner and giving a precautionary puff to his pipe between each sentence, "I don't know.
Sheldon kept a precautionary eye on the buildings, while the Balesuna, in flood, so savagely attacked the high bank Joan had warned him about, that he told off all the gangs to battle with the river.
However, he did not expect to use it, and had it ready merely as a precautionary measure.
And hand in hand with this, in all precautionary measures in Chicago, the Iron Heel was inconceivably careless.
Lady Lundie put a last precautionary question, in these words: