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

 pre·oc·cu·pa·tion /(ˌ)priˌɑkjəˈpeʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·oc·cu·pa·tion n.
 1. The act of preoccupying, or taking possession of beforehand; the state of being preoccupied; prepossession.
 2. Anticipation of objections. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
      2: the mental state of being preoccupied by something [syn: preoccupancy,
          absorption, engrossment]
      3: the act of taking occupancy before someone else does [syn: preoccupancy]