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prévenance

[ prey-vuh-nahns ]
/ preɪ vəˈnɑ̃s /
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noun, plural pré·ve·nances [prey-vuh-nahns] /preɪ vəˈnɑ̃s/ for 2. French.
diligence in anticipating or catering to the pleasures of others.
an instance of this.
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Origin of prévenance

First recorded in 1760–70; literally, “thoughtfulness, consideration,” from prévenir “to anticipate”
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