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preoccupancy

[pree-ok-yuh-puh n-see] /priˈɒk yə pən si/
noun
1.
the act, right, or instance of prior occupancy.
2.
the state of being absorbed in thought; preoccupation.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; pre- + occupancy
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preoccupation

/priːˌɒkjʊˈpeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the state of being preoccupied, esp mentally
2.
something that holds the attention or preoccupies the mind
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Word Origin and History for preoccupancy
n.

also pre-occupancy, "prior occupation," 1734, from pre- + occupancy.

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