avoidance

  • 1 avoidance — I (cancellation) noun abrogation, annulling, annulment, cancelling, cessation, discontinuation, dismissal, invalidation, making useless, nullifying, quashing, removal, rendering void, rescission, setting aside, vacating, vacation, voidance… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Avoidance — may refer to* Avoidance (novel) *avoidance behavior *conflict avoidance *procrastination *Australian Aboriginal avoidance practices …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 Avoidance — A*void ance, n. 1. The act of annulling; annulment. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of becoming vacant, or the state of being vacant; specifically used for the state of a benefice becoming void by the death, deprivation, or resignation of the incumbent …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 avoidance — The Bankruptcy Code permits the debtor to eliminate (avoid) some kinds of liens that interfere with (or impair) an exemption claimed in the bankruptcy. Most judgment liens that have attached to the debtor s home can be avoided if the total of the …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 5 avoidance — (n.) late 14c., action of emptying, from AVOID (Cf. avoid) + ANCE (Cf. ance). Sense of action of dodging or shunning is recorded from early 15c.; it also meant action of making legally invalid, 1620s; becoming vacant (of an office, etc.), mid 15c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 avoidance — [n] eluding; preventing absention, circumvention, delay, departure, dodge, dodging, elusion, escape, escapism, eschewal, evasion, flight, forbearance, nonparticipation, parry, passive resistance, prevention, recession, recoil, restraint, retreat …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 avoidance — [ə void′ ns] n. 1. the act of avoiding, or shunning something 2. the act of making void; annulment …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 avoidance — avoid a‧void [əˈvɔɪd] verb [transitive] TAX LAW if you avoid tax, you manage to not pay it legally, for example by the way that you enter profits or losses into your accounts: • Investing in this way allows savers to avoid tax upon withdrawal.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 9 Avoidance — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Absence of pursuit. < N PARAG:Avoidance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 abstention abstention abstinence Sgm: N 1 for bearance for bearance Sgm: N 1 refraining refraining &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 inaction inaction &c. 681 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 avoidance — avoid·ance ə vȯid ən(t)s n, often attrib the act or practice of keeping away from or withdrawing from something undesirable <reinforced by escape or avoidance of electric shock (E. S. Katkin & E. N. Murray)> <avoidance learning> esp… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 avoidance — a|void|ance [əˈvɔıdəns] n [U] the act of avoiding someone or something avoidance of ▪ the avoidance of issues such as domestic violence ▪ a tax avoidance scheme (=legal way of not paying tax) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 avoidance — noun (U) the act of avoiding someone or something (+ of): the avoidance of issues such as domestic violence | tax avoidance (=legal ways of not paying tax): millions of dollars in lost revenue due to tax avoidance …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 avoidance — /euh voyd ns/, n. 1. the act of avoiding or keeping away from: the avoidance of scandal; the avoidance of one s neighbors. 2. Law. a making void; annulment. [1350 1400; ME < AF; see AVOID, ANCE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 avoidance — noun Avoidance is used before these nouns: ↑mechanism, ↑tactic Avoidance is used after these nouns: ↑conflict, ↑risk, ↑tax …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 avoidance — [[t]əvɔ͟ɪdəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu N of n Avoidance of someone or something is the act of avoiding them. Anyone can improve his or her own health by the avoidance of stress …

    English dictionary

  • 16 avoidance — UK [əˈvɔɪd(ə)ns] / US [əˈvɔɪdəns] noun [uncountable] the practice or policy of avoiding someone or something the avoidance of open confrontation tax avoidance …

    English dictionary

  • 17 avoidance — /əˈvɔɪdns/ (say uh voydns) noun 1. the act of keeping away from: avoidance of scandal. 2. Law a making void. 3. tax avoidance …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 avoidance — Nullifying; rendering void. See confession and avoidance; plea in confession and avoidance …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 avoidance — 1) the probability that a fish or fish school will escape capture by swimming out of the path of a ship or trawl, away from or alongside a gill net, or avoid retention by a hook or trap. May be expressed as a function of size or age (avoidance… …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 20 avoidance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Refraining from Nouns 1. (act of avoiding) avoidance, evasion, default, circumvention, elusion, dodge, sidestep; abstinence, forbearance, refraining (See asceticism); departure; escape, flight; truancy,… …

    English dictionary for students