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Part of speech: noun

Prudent forethought; provision made for a possible emergency.

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Usage examples "precaution":

  1. If the news had come unbroken by such precaution to my poor darling Robert, it would have nearly killed him, I think. - "The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)", Frederic G. Kenyon.
  2. " I thought," he worded it, " that, having taken this precaution, I might consider myself safe from the censure of his friends and his legitimate admirers. - "Fragments of an Autobiography", Felix Moscheles.
  3. She even took the precaution of shutting the glass door of the drawing- room, smiling on her daughter and her cousin, whom she saw seated in an old summer- house at the end of the garden. - "Cousin Betty", Honore de Balzac.