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Definition of "precautionary" []

  • Of, relating to, or constituting a precaution: taking precautionary measures; gave precautionary advice. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "precautionary" in a sentence
  • "But 69% of toxicologists rejected this “precautionary” approach to chemical regulation, and only 23% rated Europe's regulatory system, which is based on this precautionary principle, as superior to our own."
  • "PARKER: We do have what we refer to as precautionary and recommended."
  • "Anne Tarrant requested a police presence, which she described as a precautionary measure because of the events from the July meeting."