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Preoccupancy   Listen

The mental state of being preoccupied by something.  Synonyms: absorption, engrossment, preoccupation.
The act of taking occupancy before someone else does.  Synonym: preoccupation.

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... dates from a remote geological time. We know, however, that, before the Recent period, that continent was peopled with large kangaroos, and other herbivorous and carnivorous marsupials, of species long since extinct, their remains having been discovered in ossiferous caverns. The preoccupancy of the country by such indigenous tribes may have checked the development of the placental Rodents and Cheiroptera, even were we to concede the possibility of such forms being convertible by variation and progressive development into ...
— The Antiquity of Man • Charles Lyell

Words linked to "Preoccupancy" :   state of mind, abstractedness, moving in, cognitive state, occupation, absentmindedness, preoccupy, preoccupied, abstraction, occupancy

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