Definition of preoccupancy in English:

preoccupancy

noun

  • 1The action or fact of occupying previously; previous or earlier occupation.

  • 2The state or condition of being preoccupied or mentally absorbed.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Samuel Johnson. From pre- + occupancy, after preoccupy.

Pronunciation

preoccupancy

/prɪˈɒkjʊp(ə)nsi/ /priːˈɒkjʊp(ə)nsi/