Definition of obviation in English:

obviation

noun

  • See obviate

    • ‘They emphasise that the obviation of these figures is a form of patriarchy.’
    • ‘In the one there was much talk of the unconscious, of metaphor and metonymy, contradictions, resolutions, transformations and obviations.’
    • ‘This occurs indirectly (and hence in a viable form) through a series of metaphoric obviations.’
    • ‘This dual status of obviation has led Foley and Van Valin to take it as ‘an interesting transition point between gender systems and… switch-reference systems'.’

Pronunciation

obviation

/ɒbvɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/