from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of obviate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- making impossible or unnecessary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. made impossible
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The most consequential naval actions up to that point had been on the Great Lakes, where both sides built fleets from scratch, obviating British superiority.
"Establishing both a School or College and an Institute combines the advantages of both models while obviating the disadvantages of having just one," according to the ICT report.
Stezaker swiftly grasped that the projected image might be used to make art, thus obviating the tedium of freehand drawing.
While there are technical reasons why this makes some sense (mostly to make it easier to get things up and running), it contradicts the whole promise of obviating central control.
If we sustain average growth in excess of 5% for the next decade, we would balance our budgets, obviating the need for a debt-ceiling debate.
His idea, he said, was to put donors directly in touch with recipients of their generosity, obviating the need for fundraising.
And I look forward to it being summarily cancelled, along with all of the rest of the poorly designed and executed Constellation elements, thus obviating any of your perceived problems of shifting Orion to another launch vehicle.
They can all be charged using the USB port of my Macbook, thereby obviating the need for extra chargers.
Job Insurance would be a mechanism for direct job creation that could self-finance through premiums (or a mix of premiums and other revenue sources), obviating the need for any further deficit spending.
On a broad scale, the story of mobile technology obviating the need to install a nationwide fixed-line network is going to play itself out in sector after sector, country after country.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.