Avoidance is the tendency to withdraw from psychological conflict, often by substituting other, non-threatening activities.

Avoidance is a risk control technique in which a certain loss exposure is never acquired, or an existing loss exposure is abandoned.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Avoidance
- The act of annulling; annulment.
- The act of becoming vacant, or the state of being vacant; -- specifically used for the state of a benefice becoming void by the death, deprivation, or resignation of the incumbent.
- A dismissing or a quitting; removal; withdrawal.
- The act of avoiding or shunning; keeping clear of.
- The courts by which anything is carried off.
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