- avogadro's law,
- avogadro's number,
- avoid like the plague,
- avoidance play,
- avoidant personality,
Origin of avoidance
Examples from the Web for avoidance
The real advisers to the Ready for Hillary organization are almost comically precise in their avoidance of the term “campaign.”The Coronation That Wants to Be a Movement: Scenes From Hillary’s Iowa Steak Fry|Ana Marie Cox|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Existential crisis in this reading is not an apprehension of reality, but a symptom of its avoidance.
But those who worked with Charles in advertising say that his avoidance of contact was not shyness, but a deliberate campaign.Charles Saatchi: From Saatchi & Saatchi to Allegedly Choking Nigella Lawson|Peter Jukes|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
According to experts, procrastinators engage in “avoidance motivation.”
There are also promising signs from my own research that some forms of “avoidance” behavior are on the wane.
The only avoidance of these evident evils is in a rapid transmission of the mails, specie, and passengers.Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post|Thomas Rainey
Nevertheless I would recommend to artists generally the avoidance of subjects borrowed from ancient history.Tales from "Blackwood"|Various
Avoidance of awkward changes of scene within an act may compel use of four or five acts rather than three.Dramatic Technique|George Pierce Baker
Our health ideals must not stop at the avoidance of invalidism, but should aim at exuberant and exultant health.How to Live|Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
"Why didn't Nita carry it up—she offered to do so," asked Zan, impatient at the girl's avoidance of a task.The Woodcraft Girls at Camp|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
- the act of annulling or making void
- the countering of an opponent's plea with fresh evidence
late 14c., "action of emptying," from avoid + -ance. Sense of "action of dodging or shunning" is recorded from early 15c.; it also meant "action of making legally invalid," 1620s; "becoming vacant" (of an office, etc.), mid-15c.