avoidance

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noun avoid·ance \ə-ˈvȯi-dən(t)s\

Definition of avoidance

  1. 1 obsolete a :  an action of emptying, vacating, or clearing awayb :  outlet

  2. 2 :  annulment 1

  3. 3 :  an act or practice of avoiding or withdrawing from something

Examples of avoidance in a Sentence

  1. a writer known for avoidance of sentimentality

  2. a complete avoidance of sentimentality

First Known Use of avoidance

14th century


AVOIDANCE Defined for English Language Learners

avoidance

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Definition of avoidance for English Language Learners

  • : the act of avoiding something


AVOIDANCE Defined for Kids

avoidance

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noun avoid·ance \ə-ˈvȯi-dəns\

Definition of avoidance for Students

  1. :  the act of avoiding something avoidance of trouble


Medical Dictionary

avoidance

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noun , often attributive avoid·ance \ə-ˈvȯid-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of avoidance

  1. :  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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