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Definition of "prevention" []

  • The act of preventing or impeding. (noun)
  • A hindrance; an obstacle. (noun)

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 "prevention" in a sentence
  • "Natural remedies tend to stress long-term prevention, which is ultimately better than an immediate, temporary cure."
  • "Meanwhile, the Yemenia Airways said that it will organize a rally to the French Embassy in Sana'a on Tuesday, against what they describe as the prevention of the French troops to the Yemeni divers from entering a large area where the airbus 310 wreckage is expected to be."
  • "Other agencies covered in the OMB Watch report have approached rulemaking informed by the old adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."