avoidance

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avoid·ance

noun \ə-ˈvi-dən(t)s\

: the act of avoiding something

Full Definition of AVOIDANCE

1
obsolete
a :  an action of emptying, vacating, or clearing away
b :  outlet
2
:  annulment 1
3
:  an act or practice of avoiding or withdrawing from something

Examples of AVOIDANCE

  1. a writer known for avoidance of sentimentality
  2. a complete avoidance of sentimentality

First Known Use of AVOIDANCE

14th century

avoid·ance

noun , often attrib \ə-ˈvid-ən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AVOIDANCE

: the act or practice of keeping away from or withdrawing from something undesirable <reinforced by escape or avoidance of electric shock—E. S. Katkin & E. N. Murray> <avoidance learning>; especially : an anticipatory response undertaken to avoid a noxious stimulus <conditioned avoidance in mice>

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