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Noun precaution has 3 senses
  1. precaution, safeguard, guard - a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.; "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
    --1 is a kind of measure, step
    --1 has particulars: security, security measures
  2. precaution - the trait of practicing caution in advance
    --2 is a kind of
    circumspection, caution
  3. caution, precaution, care, forethought - judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"
    --3 is a kind of judiciousness
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