Reservation vs Precaution - What's the difference?

reservation | precaution |

As nouns the difference between reservation and precaution

is that reservation is reservation while precaution is precaution.




(en noun)
  • The act of reserving, withholding or keeping back.
  • Something that is withheld or kept back.
  • A limiting qualification (often used in the plural).
  • I have reservations about your intentions.
  • (US) A tract of land set apart by the US government for the use of a Native American people; Indian reservation (compare Canadian (reserve)).
  • An arrangement by which accommodation or transport arrangements are secured in advance.
  • (UK) The area which separates opposing lanes of traffic on a divided motorway.
  • (India) The setting aside of a certain percentage of vacancies in government institutions for members of backward and underrepresented communities (defined primarily by caste and tribe).
  • Synonyms

    * booking (5) * median (6) * median strip (6)


    * res, rez (Indian reservation)




    (en noun)
  • Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent mischief or secure good; as, his life was saved by precaution.
  • * John Henry Newman
  • The ancient philosophers treasured up their supposed discoveries with miserable precaution .
  • A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act.
  • to take precautions against risks of accident

    Derived terms

    * precautionary

    See also

    * prevention


    (en verb)
  • (transitive): To warn or caution beforehand. --.
  • (rare): To take precaution against. --.