noun see obviate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Obviation — Ob vi*a tion, n. The act of obviating, or the state of being obviated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obviation — noun abolition, abrogation, arresting, bar, blockage, cancellation, check, deterrent, elimination, forestalling, interdiction, prevention, removal, stoppage, turning aside Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obviation — (n.) early 15c., from M.L. obviationem (nom. obviatio), noun of action from pp. stem of obviare (see OBVIATE (Cf. obviate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Obviation — L’obviation est un procédé grammatical propre aux langues algonquiennes. Elle s’exprime autant dans les verbes que dans les noms et ses déterminants. Ce procédé exprime la prééminence d’un acteur de 3e personne sur un autre acteur de 3e personne… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • obviation — obviate ► VERB 1) remove (a need or difficulty). 2) avoid; prevent. DERIVATIVES obviation noun. ORIGIN Latin obviare, from via way …   English terms dictionary

  • obviation — See obviate. * * * …   Universalium

  • obviation — noun /ˌɒbviˈeɪʃən/ The act of obviating; deterrence or prevention. Syn: deterrence, prevention …   Wiktionary

  • obviation — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act of preventing: determent, deterrence, forestallment, preclusion, prevention. See ALLOW …   English dictionary for students

  • obviation — ob·vi·a·tion || ‚ɑbvɪ eɪʃn /‚ɒb n. act of obviating; anticipation and elimination of a problem or hardship …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obviation — ob·vi·a·tion …   English syllables

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