|Origin:||précaution, from Latin, from praecavere 'to guard against'|
pre‧cau‧tion [countable usually plural]
Fire precautions were neglected.
Save your work often as a precaution against computer failure.
The trails are well marked, but carrying a map is a wise precaution.
Vets took precautions to prevent the spread of the disease.
take the precaution of doing something
I took the precaution of insuring my camera.