The action of stopping something from happening or arising: crime prevention the treatment and prevention of AIDS
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- He said police would be working in the community this month to highlight issues such as crime prevention.
- She said officers would have advised the owners on what crime prevention measures they could take.
- She said that it was up to the community to take a greater role in crime prevention.
prevention is better than cure (or US an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure)
- proverb It’s easier to stop something happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened.More example sentences
- Remember, prevention is better than cure and is much cheaper both in terms of hardware damage/replacement and lost production due to data loss.
- While council officials are not unduly worried they are nonetheless taking the view that prevention is better than cure, especially if the hot weather continues for the rest of August.
- We believe that prevention is better than cure, and we keep up with latest technology and colours to find the best for our customers.
More definitions of preventionDefinition of prevention in:
- The US English dictionary