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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A prior appropriation of something; The right to purchase something in advance of others; The right of a government to seize or appropriate something (as property);

Usage examples (37)
  • The preemption of bandwidth by commercial interests
  • But invoking the term preemption and the analogy to Iraq in policy debates for Iran's nuclear program is both misguided and dangerous.
  • That preemption is of Federal responsibility is OK?
  • Signal preemption is almost as impossible to implement. for more
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