Definitions of prevention

  1. control by preventing the occurrence of something; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. The act of going, or state of being, before. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs or wishes; hence, precaution; forethought. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The act of keeping from happening; hindrance; that which hinders. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The act of hindering; obstruction; the act of going before; prejudice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Hindrance; obstruction of access or approach. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Preventive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for prevention

  1. A fine balance has to be maintained between freedom, and the prevention of abuse, this appears to be the challenge. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  2. Unless one does this he will be very readily deceived when he considers means of flood prevention – The Passaic Flood of 1903 by Marshall Ora Leighton