(ә-void´әns) a conscious or unconscious defense mechanism consisting of refusal to encounter situations, activities, or objects that would produce conflict.
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• (n.) 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 incumbent. • (n.) A dismissing or a quitting; removal; withdrawal. • (n.) The act of annulling; annulment. &...
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avoidance 1. Deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening. 2. The act of keeping away from somebody or something. 3. The act of refraining from doing something or preventing something from happening. 4. In law, the act of making something void or invalid. 5. A conscious ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: a-voyd′-ants Definitions: 1. In psychiatry, a term describing a decrease in strength of relationships or fear and withdrawal when conflict emerges. See: attachment
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The act of staying away from people, places, and thoughts that may cause anxiety, pain, or unpleasant feelings. Some types of cancer-related avoidance include refusing to accept a cancer diagnosis or get treatment, and using alcohol or other drugs to forget about having cancer.
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(sustainability) the first step in the waste hierarchy where waste generation is prevented (avoided).
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1) Abstention 2) Abstinence 3) Anticipation 4) Deterrence 5) Dodger's goal 6) Dodging 7) Elusion 8) For bearance 9) Fudging 10) Inaction 11) Neutrality 12) Preclusion 13) Prevention 14) Refraining 15...
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