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Definition of circumspection noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

circumspection

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌsɜːkəmˈspekʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɜːrkəmˈspekʃn//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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the act of thinking very carefully about something before doing it, because there may be risks involved synonym caution (1)