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Meaning of precaution

pre•cau•tion

Pronunciation: (pri-kô'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a measure taken in advance to avert possible evil or to secure good results.
  2. caution employed beforehand; prudent foresight.
—v.t.
  1. to forewarn; put on guard.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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