- [[t]prɪkɔ͟ːʃənri, AM -neri[/t]]
ADJ: usu ADJ nPrecautionary actions are taken in order to prevent something dangerous or unpleasant from happening. [FORMAL]
The local administration says the curfew is a precautionary measure.
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Precautionary — Pre*cau tion*a*ry, a. Of or pertaining to precaution, or precautions; as, precautionary signals. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
precautionary — UK US /prɪˈkɔːʃənəri/ US /prɪˈkɔːʃəneri/ adjective ► done or used to try and protect a person or thing from something dangerous or harmful: »As a precautionary measure, she moved her money to another account … Financial and business terms
precautionary — index circumspect, noncommittal, preparatory, preventive, provident (showing foresight), prudent, solid (sound) … Law dictionary
precautionary — (adj.) 1720, from PRECAUTION (Cf. precaution) + ARY (Cf. ary) … Etymology dictionary
precautionary — /pri kaw sheuh ner ee/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by precaution: precautionary measures. 2. expressing or advising precaution: precautionary warnings against possible tornadoes. Also, precautional. [1740 50; PRECAUTION + ARY] *… … Universalium
precautionary — pre|cau|tion|ar|y [ prı kɔʃn,eri ] adjective done or used for protection against possible harm or trouble: He was taken to the hospital for a precautionary examination. a precautionary step/measure/action … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
precautionary — adjective precautionary measures/steps etc things that you do in order to prevent something dangerous or unpleasant from happening: The ward will be closed for a week as a precautionary measure. precede /prI si:d/ verb (T) formal 1 to happen or… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
precautionary — UK [prɪˈkɔːʃ(ə)n(ə)rɪ] / US [prɪˈkɔʃ(ə)nˌerɪ] adjective done or used for protection against possible harm or trouble He was taken to hospital for a precautionary examination. a precautionary step/measure … English dictionary
precautionary — adjective taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure gave precautionary advice I would take precautionary steps to keep him away • Syn: ↑precautional • Similar to: ↑preventive, ↑preventative … Useful english dictionary
precautionary — adjective Of, pertaining to, or serving as a precaution The article 3.3 of the states the precautionary principle … Wiktionary