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pre·cau·tion

precaution

 
pronunciation:
prih kaw shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: something done beforehand to avoid or prevent a danger or harm; something done to make sure everything goes well.
The trapeze artist always used a net as a precaution.
synonyms:
provision
similar words:
defense, insurance, pains, protection, prudence
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The word precaution contains the following part:
pre- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, ante-
antonyms:
post-