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Anticipation definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ANTICIPA'TION, n.
1. The act of taking up, placing, or considering something before the proper time, in natural order; prevention.
2. Foretaste; previous view or impression of what is to happen afterward; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven.
The happy anticipation of a renewed existence in company with the spirits of the just.
3. Previous notion; preconceived opinion, produced in the mind, before the truth is known; slight previous impression.
4. The attack of a fever before the usual time.
5. In music, the obtrusion of a chord upon a syncopated note, to which it forms a discord.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an expectation [syn: anticipation, expectancy]
2: something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development" [syn: anticipation, expectancy]
3: the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future) [syn: prediction, anticipation, prevision]
4: anticipating with confidence of fulfillment [syn: anticipation, expectation]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. a. a prior action that takes into account or forestalls a later action b. the act of looking forward; especially pleasurable expectation 2. the use of money before it is available 3. a. visualization of a future event or state b. an object or form that anticipates a later type 4. the early sounding of one or more tones of a succeeding chord to form a temporary dissonance compare suspension Synonyms: see prospect

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the act or process of anticipating. 2 Mus. the introduction beforehand of part of a chord which is about to follow. Etymology: F anticipation or L anticipatio (as ANTICIPATE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Anticipation An*tic`i*pa"tion, n. [L. anticipatio: cf. F. anticipation.] 1. The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order. So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery. --Shak. 2. Previous view or impression of what is to happen; instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven. The happy anticipation of renewed existence in company with the spirits of the just. --Thodey. 3. Hasty notion; intuitive preconception. Many men give themselves up to the first anticipations of their minds. --Locke. 4. (Mus.) The commencing of one or more tones of a chord with or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord. Syn: Preoccupation; preclusion; foretaste; prelibation; antepast; pregustation; preconception; expectation; foresight; forethought.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Anticipation is a feeling of excitement about something pleasant or exciting that you know is going to happen. There's been an atmosphere of anticipation around here for a few days now... 2. If something is done in anticipation of an event, it is done because people believe that event is going to happen. Troops in the Philippines have been put on full alert in anticipation of trouble during a planned general strike. PHRASE: PHR n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Expectation, expectance, contemplation, prospect, hope, trust. See also abeyance. 2. Foretaste, prelibation, antepast, presentiment, forestalling, foreseeing, foresight, prescience, prevision, forethought, forecast, preconception, experience beforehand, prior realization.

Moby Thesaurus

TLC, a priori knowledge, anachronism, antecedence, antecedency, antedate, antedating, anteriority, apprehension, attention, beginnings, buddhi, care, carefulness, caution, certainty, circumspection, circumspectness, clairvoyance, concern, confidence, consideration, contemplation, direct apprehension, discretion, earlier state, earliness, early hour, early stage, envisagement, envisionment, expectancy, expectation, farseeingness, farsightedness, feeling, first crack, first stage, foreboding, forecast, foreglance, foregleam, foreglimpse, forehandedness, foreknowledge, foreseeing, foresight, foresightedness, forethought, ground floor, head start, heed, heedfulness, historical error, hope, immediate cognition, imminence, insight, inspiration, intuition, intuitionism, intuitive reason, intuitiveness, intuitivism, knowledge without thought, lateness, longsightedness, looking ahead, loving care, metachronism, mindfulness, misdate, misdating, mistiming, parachronism, past time, postdating, precedence, precedency, precession, precognition, predating, prediction, preexistence, preparation, preparedness, prepublication, presentiment, prevenience, preview, prevision, priority, probability, prochronism, prolepsis, prospect, prospection, providence, provision, prudence, readiness, regard, regardfulness, reliance, running start, sagacity, satori, second sight, second-sightedness, sixth sense, solicitude, status quo ante, subconscious knowledge, subconscious perception, tardiness, tender loving care, thought, thoughtfulness, time to spare, unastonishment, unmediated perception, unpunctuality, very beginning



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