Preoccupation Definition

prē-ŏkyə-pāshən
preoccupations
noun
preoccupations
The state of being preoccupied; absorption of the attention or intellect.
American Heritage
A preoccupying or being preoccupied, esp. mentally.
Webster's New World
Something, as an idea, which preoccupies one.
Webster's New World
Preoccupation is a state of being focused on and engrossed in something, or the thing that you are engrossed in.
When you become obsessed with knitting, this is an example of a preoccupation with knitting.
When you become obsessed with knitting, this is an example of when knitting is your new preoccupation.
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Other Word Forms of Preoccupation

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Singular:
preoccupation
Plural:
preoccupations

Origin of Preoccupation

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