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Noun preoccupation has 3 senses
- preoccupation - an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
--1 is a kind of idea, thought
--1 has particulars:
- preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment - the mental state of being preoccupied by something
--2 is a kind of cognitive state, state of mind
--2 has particulars: abstractedness, abstraction; absentmindedness
- preoccupancy, preoccupation - the act of taking occupancy before someone else does
--3 is a kind of occupation, occupancy, taking possession, moving in