Definition of 'prevention'
Example sentences containing 'prevention'
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Matt was promoted to crime prevention officer and could work locally, to Susie's pleasure. NOTHING TO WEAR AND NOWHERE TO HIDE: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES (2003)If doubt is planted in people's minds, valuable time must be wasted in removing it, and prevention is better than cure. THE GOSPEL MAKERS (2003)
Synonyms of 'prevention'
elimination, safeguard, precaution, anticipation
Trends of 'prevention'
Very Common. prevention is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'prevention'
British English: prevention /prɪˈvɛnʃən/ NOUN
Prevention is the act of stopping something happening or being done.
- American English: prevention
- Arabic: وِقَايَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: prevenção
- Chinese: 预防
- Croatian: prevencija
- Czech: prevence
- Danish: forebyggelse
- Dutch: preventie
- European Spanish: prevención
- Finnish: ennaltaehkäisy
- French: prévention
- German: Vorbeugung
- Greek: πρόληψη
- Italian: prevenzione
- Japanese: 予防
- Korean: 예방
- Norwegian: forebygging
- Polish: zapobieganie
- European Portuguese: prevenção
- Romanian: prevenire
- Russian: предотвращение
- Spanish: prevención
- Swedish: förekommande
- Thai: การป้องกัน
- Turkish: önleme
- Ukrainian: запобігання
- Vietnamese: sự ngăn ngừa
Definition of prevention from the Collins English Dictionary
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