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PREEMPTIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does preemptive mean? 

PREEMPTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective PREEMPTIVE has 1 sense:

1. designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence

  Familiarity information: PREEMPTIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREEMPTIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence

Synonyms:

pre-emptive; preemptive

Context example:

a preemptive business offer

Similar:

preventative; preventive (tending to prevent or hinder)


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