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anticipation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anticipation 
  n  1:  pleasurable  expectation  [syn:  {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:  {expectancy}] 
  3:  reasoning  about  the  future  [syn:  {prediction},  {foresight}] 
  4:  some  early  entity  whose  type  or  style  anticipates  a  later 
  one  "there  were  many  anticipations  of  Darwinian  theory"; 
  "the  hour  glass  was  an  anticipation  of  the  clock" 
  5:  wishing  with  confidence  of  fulfillment  [syn:  {expectation}] 




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