Precautionary measure

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Definition

(to take) precautionary measures: (to take) preventative, anticipatory actions in order to be safe
noun
As a precautionary measure, I save my files on three different USB keys. It's an action I take to prevent anything dangerous happening.

Examples

  • "Icarus : As a precautionary measure, I have also made several copies, which are arranged either chronologically, according to the number of syllables in the file name, and cross-referenced using the Dewey decimal system."

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