preemptive

See also: preëmptive and pre-emptive

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

preempt +‎ -ive.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɹiːˈɛmp.tɪv/
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AdjectiveEdit

preemptive (comparative more preemptive, superlative most preemptive)

  1. Of or relating to preemption.
  2. Made so as to deter an anticipated unpleasant situation.
  3. (bridge, of a high-level bid) Intended to interfere with an opponent's bidding.

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