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See also: précaution
- IPA(key): /pɹiːˈkɔːʃən/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɹiːˈkɔː.ʃən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /pɹiːˈkɔ.ʃən/
- (cot–caught merger, Inland Northern American) IPA(key): /pɹiːˈkɑ.ʃən/, [pɹiːˈkɑ.ʃn̩], /pɹɪˈkɑ.ʃən/, [pɹɪˈkɑ.ʃn̩]
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- Hyphenation: pre‧cau‧tion
- Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent misfortune or to secure good
- his life was saved by precaution
- July 2, 1826, John Henry Newman, The Philosophical Temper, First Enjoined by the Gospel
- The ancient philosophers treasured up their supposed discoveries with miserable precaution.
- A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act.
- to take precautions against risks of accident
Previous caution or care
A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success
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To take precaution against