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prevention

[pri-ven-shuh n] /prɪˈvɛn ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of preventing; effectual hindrance.
2.
a preventive:
This serum is a prevention against disease.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Late Latin praeventiōn- (stem of praeventiō) a forestalling. See prevent, -ion
Related forms
nonprevention, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non prevention

prevention

/prɪˈvɛnʃən/
noun
1.
the act of preventing
2.
a hindrance, obstacle, or impediment
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Word Origin and History for non prevention

prevention

n.

mid-15c., "action of stopping an event or practice," from Middle French prévention and directly from Late Latin praeventionem (nominative praeventio) "action of anticipating," noun of action from past participle stem of praevenire (see prevent).

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