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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Voluntary prevention of conception by a man or a woman through the use of contraceptive techniques.
  • noun A contraceptive technique.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun limiting the number of children born

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