- IPA: /pɹiːˈkɔːʃən/
- Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent misfortune or to secure good
- his life was saved by precaution
- The ancient philosophers treasured up their supposed discoveries with miserable precaution.
- A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act.
- to take precautions against risks of accident
- German: Vorsichtsmaßnahme
- Russian: предосторожность
precaution (precautions, present participle precautioning; past and past participle precautioned)
- (transitive) To warn or caution beforehand.
- (transitive, rare) To take precaution against.