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Noun: preoccupation  pree,ó-kyu'pey-shun
  1. An idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
  2. The mental state of being preoccupied by something
    - preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment
  3. The act of taking occupancy before someone else does
    - preoccupancy

Derived forms: preoccupations

Type of: cognitive state, idea, moving in, occupancy, occupation, state of mind, thought