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Meaning & Definition of Precaution in English

English

Precaution

/prikɔʃən/

noun

1. A precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

  • "He put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"
  • "An insurance policy is a good safeguard"
  • "We let our guard down"
    synonym:
  • precaution
  • ,
  • safeguard
  • ,
  • guard

2. The trait of practicing caution in advance

    synonym:
  • precaution

3. Judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

  • "He exercised caution in opening the door"
  • "He handled the vase with care"
    synonym:
  • caution
  • ,
  • precaution
  • ,
  • care
  • ,
  • forethought