HyperDic: preoccupation

English > 3 senses of the word preoccupation:
NOUNcognitionpreoccupationan idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
cognitionpreoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossmentthe mental state of being preoccupied by something
actpreoccupation, preoccupancythe act of taking occupancy before someone else does
preoccupation > pronunciation
Soundspriyaa.kyahpey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > preoccupation: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention.
Narrowerhang-upAn emotional preoccupation / preoccupation
hobbyhorseA topic to which one constantly reverts
obsession, fixationAn unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation / preoccupation with something or someone
self-absorptionpreoccupation with yourself to the exclusion of everything else
Broaderidea, thoughtThe content of cognition
Spanishpreocupación
Catalanpreocupació
Verbspreoccupyengage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
English > preoccupation: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe mental state of being preoccupied by something.
Synonymspreoccupancy, absorption, engrossment
Narrowerabsentmindednesspreoccupation so great that the ordinary demands on attention are ignored
abstractedness, abstractionpreoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
Broadercognitive state, state of mindThe state of a person's cognitive processes
Spanishinquietud, intranquilidad, preocupación
Catalanamoïnament, capficament, inquietud, intranquil·litat, neguit, preocupació
Verbspreoccupyengage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
English > preoccupation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of taking occupancy before someone else does.
Synonympreoccupancy
Broaderoccupation, occupancy, moving inThe act of occupying or taking possession of a building
Verbspreoccupyoccupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance

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