prevention

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /pɹɪˈvɛnʃən/
  • SAMPA: /pr`I"vEnS@n/
  • Hyphenation: pre‧ven‧tion

Noun[change]

Singular
prevention

Plural
none

  1. The act of preventing something or hindering it; when someone or something is stopped from getting close, getting inside, or doing something.
    We built a wall to help the prevention of an attack on the city.