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

 pru·dence /ˈprudṇ(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pru·dence n.  The quality or state of being prudent; wisdom in the way of caution and provision; discretion; carefulness; hence, also, economy; frugality.
    Prudence is principally in reference to actions to be done, and due means, order, seasons, and method of doing or not doing.   --Sir M. Hale.
    Prudence supposes the value of the end to be assumed, and refers only to the adaptation of the means. It is the relation of right means for given ends.   --Whewell.
 Syn: -- Wisdom; forecast; providence; considerateness; judiciousness; discretion; caution; circumspection; judgment. See Wisdom.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: discretion in practical affairs [ant: imprudence]
      2: knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; "the
         servants showed great tact and discretion" [syn: discretion,
          discreetness, circumspection]