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



BrE BrE//ˌkɒntrəˈsepʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːntrəˈsepʃn//
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the practice of preventing a woman from becoming pregnant; the methods of doing this synonym birth control to give advice about contraception Word Originlate 19th cent.: from contra- ‘against’ + a shortened form of conception.Extra examples A lot of couples now practise contraception. They never used any contraception. a very reliable method of contraception
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: contraception