precaution


precaution
01. If you and your girlfriend are having sex, I certainly hope you are taking the necessary [precautions].
02. Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane as a [precaution] against a plane crash.
03. Taking safety [precautions] is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your family from accidents and injuries.
04. We need to take some [precautionary] measures to make sure that an accident of this sort never happens again.
05. The government has encouraged all of its citizens in that country to leave as soon as possible as a [precaution] against the violence which has been directed at foreign visitors in the region.
06. Flu shots are being given to the elderly as a [precautionary] measure.
07. After the crash of the helicopter, all the other helicopters were removed from service as a [precaution] until the cause of the accident could be determined.
08. Visitors to this country are advised to boil their water as a [precaution] against disease.
09. A Somali proverb suggests that a coward is full of [precaution].
10. Edward Coke once observed that [precaution] is better than cure.
11. Alfred Adler once suggested that the chief danger in life is that you may take too many [precautions].
12. Women travelling in England should take the usual commonsense [precautions].
13. An old legend states that the British Commonwealth will fall if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, so the birds' wings have been clipped as a [precaution].
14. A local school has been closed as a [precaution] against the spread of a strange new disease.
15. When sampling a population, researchers may end up with an unrepresentative or biased sample unless the proper [precautions] are taken.

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  • précaution — [ prekosjɔ̃ ] n. f. • mil. XVIe; lat. præcautio, de præcavere « prendre garde » 1 ♦ Disposition prise pour éviter un mal ou en atténuer l effet. ⇒ garantie, mesure, prévention, protection. Précautions contre les maladies. Ce serait une excellente …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • precaution — Precaution. s. f. Prevoyance dont on se sert pour ne pas tomber en quelque inconvenient, & pour éviter quelque mal. Precaution necessaire. precaution inutile. prendre ses precautions. apporter toutes les precautions necessaires en une chose. user …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • precaution — pre‧cau‧tion [prɪˈkɔːʆn ǁ ˈkɒː ] noun [countable] something done to prevent something unpleasant or dangerous happening: • All companies with limited resources must take precautions to limit their liability. • As a precaution, the company… …   Financial and business terms

  • Precaution — Pre*cau tion, n. [F. pr[ e]cation, L. praecautio, fr. praecavere, praecautum, to guard against beforehand; prae before + cavere be on one s guard. See {Pre }, and {Caution}.] 1. Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Precaution — Pre*cau tion, v. t. [Cf. F. pr[ e]cautionner.] 1. To warn or caution beforehand. Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To take precaution against. [R.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • precaution — (n.) c.1600, from Fr. précaution (16c.), from L.L. praecautionem (nom. praecautio), from pp. stem of L. praecavere to guard against beforehand, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + cavere to be one s own guard (see CAUTION (Cf. caution …   Etymology dictionary

  • precaution — [pri kô′shən] n. [Fr précaution < LL praecautio < L praecautus, pp. of praecavere < prae , before (see PRE ) + cavere, to take care: for IE base see HEAR] 1. care taken beforehand; caution used in advance 2. a measure taken beforehand… …   English World dictionary

  • precaution — I noun alertness, anticipation, attention, care, carefulness, caution, circumspection, forearming, foresight, forethought, guarantee, guardedness, heed, needfulness, premunition, preventive measures, prior measure, protection, providence,… …   Law dictionary

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  • precaution — ► NOUN 1) a measure taken in advance to prevent something undesirable from happening. 2) (precautions) informal contraception. DERIVATIVES precautionary adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from praecavere beware of in advance …   English terms dictionary

  • précaution — (pré kô sion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Ce qu on fait par prévoyance, pour éviter un mal. •   Borée et le Soleil virent un voyageur Qui s était muni par bonheur Contre le mauvais temps ; on entrait dans l automne, Quand la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré