Definitions

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  • n. The act of obviating; deterrence or prevention.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of obviating, or the state of being obviated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of obviating, or the state of being obviated.

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

  • n. the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

Etymologies

obviate +‎ -tion (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Yet, some of the most illuminating studies of the character of engineering reveal that “the ideas of engineering are in fact in our bones and part of our human nature and experience” and that for engineering design the “first and foremost objective” is “the obviation of failure.”

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  • WHEREAS, the Cincinnati Conference of the M.E. Church, at its last session (at Hillsboro), kindly and benevolently expressed its sympathy for the free colored people of the Western free states, in view of the educational disadvantages under which they labor, and unanimously agreed to render them aid in the obviation of said disadvantages, and also in the elevation of the colored people generally in said free states; and

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  • Dresses, she said, owe at least some of their formidable staying power to their forgiving shapes, unfussy construction and obviation of caked-on accessories or cumbersome layering.

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  • Yet here is the AFL-CIO spinning this legislative triumph as a win over special interests when it is really a defeat of the voters as well as an obviation of our very political process.

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  • We hold this government to be illegitimate by its usurpation of power and its obviation of our laws.

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  • Now before I get into that, let me backpedal a bit and mention a small point of obviation, or at least of mitigation.

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  • The adoption of the new WHO smear-positive case definition directly increased case detection (at least by ZN), but the obviation of confirmatory smears would have a negligible impact on workload regardless of whether ZN or FM were used.

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  • With digital, however - and especially high-end digital systems for what my colleagues in the world of computer reviews might term "power users" - there's a much sharper and more obvious technological obviation from generation to generation.

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