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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Voluntary limitation or control of the number of children conceived, especially by planned use of contraceptive techniques.
  • n. A contraceptive technique.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Voluntary control of the number of children conceived, especially by the planned use of contraception.
  • n. Any technique used to prevent the birth of a child (such as abortion or preventing conception).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the act or process of deliberately limiting the number of one's children born, especially by preventing conception.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. limiting the number of children born

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