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pre·ven·tion

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

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

(prɪˈvɛn ʃən)

n.
1. the act of preventing; effectual hindrance.
2. something that prevents; preventive.
[1520–30; < Late Latin]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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"
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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]
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prevention

noun
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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
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

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

prevention

[prɪˈvɛnʃn] nprevenzione f
the prevention of cruelty to animals → la protezione degli animali
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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prevention

n prevención f; HIV — prevención del VIH
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References in classic literature ?
Second, I suggest that all men and women, and boys and girls, who have so acquainted themselves with the essentials of the fine art of animal-training, should become members of, and ally themselves with, the local and national organizations of humane societies and societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
"But," said the Spectator, "you said in your famous speech before the Society for the Prevention of the Protrusion of Nail Heads from Plank Sidewalks that Kings were blood-smeared oppressors and hell- bound loafers."
The first remedy or prevention is to remove, by all means possible, that material cause of sedition whereof we spake; which is, want and poverty in the estate.
"There is a proverb in this country which says prevention is better than cure," interrupted Mr Vladimir, throwing himself into the arm- chair.
An ordinary degree of vigilance would be competent to the prevention of any material infractions upon the rights of the revenue.
Mr Western, who imputed these symptoms in his daughter to her fall, advised her to be presently blooded by way of prevention. In this opinion he was seconded by the surgeon, who gave so many reasons for bleeding, and quoted so many cases where persons had miscarried for want of it, that the squire became very importunate, and indeed insisted peremptorily that his daughter should be blooded.
So pondering, and from his armed Peers Forth stepping opposite, half way he met His daring foe, at this prevention more Incens't, and thus securely him defi'd.
To this section belong economists, philanthropists, humanitarians, improvers of the condition of the working class, organisers of charity, members of societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, temperance fanatics, hole-and-corner reformers of every imaginable kind.
There had been no prisoners confined in the Chateau d'If since the revolution of July; it was only inhabited by a guard, kept there for the prevention of smuggling.
Catherine's resolution of endeavouring to meet Miss Tilney again continued in full force the next morning; and till the usual moment of going to the pump-room, she felt some alarm from the dread of a second prevention. But nothing of that kind occurred, no visitors appeared to delay them, and they all three set off in good time for the pump-room, where the ordinary course of events and conversation took place; Mr.
The action of the squatter was too sudden and unexpected to admit of prevention, but the instant it was done, his sons manifested, in an unequivocal manner, the temper with which they witnessed the desperate measure.
When that admirable Department got into trouble, and was, by some infuriated members of Parliament whom the smaller Barnacles almost suspected of labouring under diabolic possession, attacked on the merits of no individual case, but as an Institution wholly abominable and Bedlamite; then the noble or right honourable Barnacle who represented it in the House, would smite that member and cleave him asunder, with a statement of the quantity of business (for the prevention of business) done by the Circumlocution Office.

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