(?), n. [Cf. F. prvention.] 1. The act of going, or state of being, before. [Obs.]
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The greater the distance, the greater the prevention.
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2. Anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs or wishes; hence, precaution; forethought. [Obs.] Hammond. Shak.
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3. The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting. South.
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Casca, be sudden, for we fear prevention.
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4. Prejudice; prepossession. [A Gallicism] Dryden.
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