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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 avoid·ance /əˈvɔɪdṇ(t)s/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 avoid·ance /əˈvɔɪdṇ(t)s/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·void·ance n.
 1. The act of annulling; annulment.
 2. The act of becoming vacant, or the state of being vacant; -- specifically used for the state of a benefice becoming void by the death, deprivation, or resignation of the incumbent.
    Wolsey, . . . on every avoidance of St. Peter's chair, was sitting down therein, when suddenly some one or other clapped in before him.   --Fuller.
 3. A dismissing or a quitting; removal; withdrawal.
 4. The act of avoiding or shunning; keeping clear of. “The avoidance of pain.”
 5. The courts by which anything is carried off.
    Avoidances and drainings of water.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from
          happening [syn: turning away, shunning, dodging]