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

 pre·ven·tion /prɪˈvɛn(t)ʃən/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·ven·tion n.
 1. The act of going, or state of being, before. [Obs.]
    The greater the distance, the greater the prevention.   --Bacon.
 2. Anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs or wishes; hence, precaution; forethought. [Obs.]
 3. The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.
    Casca, be sudden, for we fear prevention.   --Shak.
 4. Prejudice; prepossession. [A Gallicism]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving";
          "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of
          influenza" [syn: bar]