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[ uh-void-ns ]


  1. the act of avoiding or keeping away from:

    the avoidance of scandal; the avoidance of one's neighbors.

  2. Law. a making void; annulment.

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Other Words From

  • nona·voidance noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of avoidance1

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French; avoid, -ance

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Example Sentences

It has obstacle avoidance built-in, but if it should tip over for some reason, it can right itself without human help.

There are national endeavors, predominately in the United States, for satellite tracking and collision avoidance maneuvering.

The company’s new camera system is a step toward deploying more advanced safety features such as forward collision avoidance and wrong-way-riding detection, Ko said.

Improved regulation could help China crack down on wayward businesses—tackling issues of pollution and tax avoidance, for example.

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Combined, they provide collision avoidance and drop-off protection to keep riders safe—plus, they boast an anti-tip alert system that automatically notifies loved ones in case of an accident.

The real advisers to the Ready for Hillary organization are almost comically precise in their avoidance of the term “campaign.”

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.

In addition, new tax rates kicked in on higher income individuals thanks to the fiscal cliff avoidance deal.

Why not get rid of the tax, and the tax avoidance, by radically simplifying the tax code?

Their avoidance of each other arose, perhaps, from a sort of instinct which was certainly no matter of ill-will.

Now Gregson had nothing of this desire for avoidance with regard to Mr. Gray.

And why should I suspect him at all, in the face of Mrs. Saltillo's confessed avoidance of him?

Many, perhaps, will see an additional cause in teleological considerations, aiming at the avoidance of in-and-in breeding.

He sounded me, pushed out his mouth and pulled down his nose, recommended avoidance of excitement.


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