A measure taken in advance to prevent something dangerous, unpleasant, or inconvenient from happening
he had taken the precaution of seeking legal advice
a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.; "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
the trait of practicing caution in advance
caution: judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"
(precautionary) taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure; "gave precautionary advice"; "I would take precautionary steps to keep him away"
Precaution (1820) is the first novel written by American author James Fenimore Cooper. It was written in imitation of Jane Austen's work and did not meet with contemporary success. Cooper went on to have great success with works such as The Pathfinder (1841) and The Deerslayer (1840). ...
(Precautions) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, short-term exposure to platinum salts "may cause irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat" and long-term exposure "may cause both respiratory and skin allergies." The current OSHA standard is 0. ...
(PRECAUTIONS) Do not resterilize. Do not store over 45° C. Use only sterile irrigating solutions such as BSS® or BSS® PLUS Sterile Intraocular Irrigating Solution. ...
(Precautions) All advertisements must comply with the Business Advertisements (Disclosure) Order 1997 and the Trade Descriptions Act 1968.
(Precautions) Brine baths are demanding on the circulatory system, and those with weak or poor heart circulation should consult with a doctor beforehand. If a full bath would be too strenuous, then a footbath may also be used.
(Precautions) Non-Toxic, Non-Dermal Irritant, contains no linear alcohols. Rated Mild in Ocular Tissue Testing, External Use Only. Allergic Reactions May Occur in 1% of the U.S. Population
(Precautions) Perform blood counts, urinalysis before and during treatment; maintain fluid intake; G-6-PD deficiency; atopy; slow acetylators; lactation
(Precautions) Pilates during pregnancy can be a highly valuable and beneficial form of exercise, but the use of Pilates in pregnancy should only be undertaken under guidance of a fully trained expert.
Precautions are things you can do to help prevent bad things from happening. Some precautions that help stop the spread of the flu are:
Those precautions normally considered during anterior segment and retina reattachment procedures are recommended.
A condition in a recipient which may result in a life-threatening problem if the vaccine is given, or a condition which could compromise the ability of the vaccine to produce immunity.
Care taken in advance to prevent harm or prepare for emergencies before they happen.