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PREOCCUPATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does preoccupation mean? 

PREOCCUPATION (noun)
  The noun PREOCCUPATION has 3 senses:

1. an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
2. the mental state of being preoccupied by something
3. the act of taking occupancy before someone else does

  Familiarity information: PREOCCUPATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREOCCUPATION (noun)


Sense 1preoccupation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("preoccupation" is a kind of...):

idea; thought (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "preoccupation"):

fixation; obsession (an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone)

hang-up (an emotional preoccupation)

hobbyhorse (a topic to which one constantly reverts)

self-absorption (preoccupation with yourself to the exclusion of everything else)


Sense 2preoccupation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The mental state of being preoccupied by something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

preoccupancy; engrossment; preoccupation; absorption

Hypernyms ("preoccupation" is a kind of...):

cognitive state; state of mind (the state of a person's cognitive processes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "preoccupation"):

abstractedness; abstraction (preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else)

absentmindedness (preoccupation so great that the ordinary demands on attention are ignored)


Sense 3preoccupation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of taking occupancy before someone else does

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

preoccupancy; preoccupation

Hypernyms ("preoccupation" is a kind of...):

moving in; occupancy; occupation; taking possession (the act of occupying or taking possession of a building)


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