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Meaning of AVOIDANCE

Pronunciation:  u'voydns

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening

AVOIDANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: dodging, shunning, turning away
 See Also: aversion, averting, escape, near thing, rejection



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*void"ance\, n.
1. The act of annulling; annulment.

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

         Wolsey, . . . on every avoidance of St. Peter's
         chair, was sitting down therein, when suddenly some
         one or other clapped in before him.   --Fuller.

3. A dismissing or a quitting; removal; withdrawal.

4. The act of avoiding or shunning; keeping clear of. ``The
   avoidance of pain.'' --Beattie.

5. The courts by which anything is carried off.

         Avoidances and drainings of water.    --Bacon.

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