preoccupation

[n] - an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention 2. [n] - the mental state of being preoccupied by something
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Preoccupation

Pre·oc`cu·pa'tion noun [ Latin praeoccupatio : confer French préoccupation .] 1. The act of preoccupying, or taking possession of beforehand; the state of being preoccupied; prepossession. 2. Anticipation of objections. [ R.] South.
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preoccupation

preoccupancy noun the mental state of being preoccupied by something
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Preoccupation

• (n.) Anticipation of objections. • (n.) The act of preoccupying, or taking possession of beforehand; the state of being preoccupied; prepossession.
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