preoccupancy

[pree-ok-yuh-puh n-see]
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Origin of preoccupancy

First recorded in 1745–55; pre- + occupancy
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Related Words for preoccupancy

engrossment, amusement, distraction, captivation, preoccupancy

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Word Origin and History for preoccupancy
n.

also pre-occupancy, "prior occupation," 1734, from pre- + occupancy.

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