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General dictionaries General (22 matching dictionaries)
  1. Preemptive: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  2. preemptive: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  3. preemptive: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  4. preemptive: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  5. preemptive: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  6. preemptive: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  7. preemptive: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  8. preemptive: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  9. preemptive: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  10. preemptive: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  11. preemptive: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  12. Preemptive, preemptive: Wordnik [home, info]
  13. preemptive: Wiktionary [home, info]
  14. preemptive: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  15. preemptive: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  16. preemptive: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  17. preemptive: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. preemptive: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  19. Preemptive: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  20. Preemptive: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  21. preemptive: Rhymezone [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. preemptive: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Preemptive: CCI Computer [home, info]
  2. preemptive: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Preemptive: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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adjective:  designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence ("A preemptive business offer")

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