prevention

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noun pre·ven·tion \pri-ˈven(t)-shən\

Definition of prevention

  1. :  the act of preventing or hindering

Examples of prevention in a sentence

  1. Exercise and diet play a role in the prevention of heart disease.

  2. good crowd control is crucial to the prevention of riots

15th Century

First Known Use of prevention

15th century



PREVENTION Defined for English Language Learners

prevention

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noun pre·ven·tion \pri-ˈven(t)-shən\

Definition of prevention for English Language Learners

  • : the act or practice of stopping something bad from happening : the act of preventing something


PREVENTION Defined for Kids

prevention

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noun pre·ven·tion \pri-ˈven-shən\

Definition of prevention for Students

  1. :  the act or practice of keeping something from happening the prevention of fires



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