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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prevention  \Pre*ven"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  pr['e]vention.] 
  1.  The  act  of  going,  or  state  of  being  before  [Obs.] 
  The  greater  the  distance,  the  greater  the 
  prevention.  --Bacon. 
  2.  Anticipation;  esp.,  anticipation  of  needs  or  wishes; 
  hence  precaution;  forethought.  [Obs.]  --Hammond.  Shak. 
  3.  The  act  of  preventing  or  hindering;  obstruction  of  action 
  access  or  approach;  thwarting.  --South. 
  Casca,  be  sudden,  for  we  fear  prevention.  --Shak. 
  4.  Prejudice;  prepossession.  [A  Gallicism]  --Dryden. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  preventing  [syn:  {bar}] 
  2:  control  by  preventing  the  occurrence  of  something  "money 
  was  allocated  to  study  the  cause  and  prevention  of 

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