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English definition of “caution”

caution

noun (WARNING)    /ˈkɔː.ʃən/ US  /ˈkɑː-/
[C] UK a spoken warning given by a police officer or official to someone who has broken the law: As it was her first offence, she was only given a caution.Threats and warnings [C or U] advice or a warning: Just a word of caution - the cheaper models probably aren't worth buying.Giving adviceThreats and warnings
(Definition of caution noun (WARNING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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