- noun an act or process of stopping something from happening
(written as Prevention)Any procedure taken to stop a disease from either occurring (primary prevention) or worsening (secondary prevention). Some classifications also have tertiary prevention. Prevention (e.g. in the form of mass screening) can also be plain ineffective or harmful as well as cost-ineffective (Morris, 2002).
- noun steps to prevent something happening
- noun the act of stopping something from taking place
- noun action to stop something happening