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foresight


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foresight  \Fore"sight`\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  the  power  of  foreseeing;  prescience; 
  foreknowledge.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Action  in  reference  to  the  future;  provident  care 
  prudence;  wise  forethought. 
 
  This  seems  an  unseasonable  foresight.  --Milton. 
 
  A  random  expense,  without  plan  or  foresight. 
  --Burke. 
 
  3.  (Surv.)  Any  sight  or  reading  of  the  leveling  staff,  except 
  the  backsight;  any  sight  or  bearing  taken  by  a  compass  or 
  theodolite  in  a  forward  direction. 
 
  4.  (Gun.)  Muzzle  sight.  See  {Fore  sight},  under  {Fore},  a. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foresight 
  n  1:  providence  by  virtue  of  planning  prudently  for  the  future 
  [syn:  {foresightedness},  {foresightfulness}] 
  2:  reasoning  about  the  future  [syn:  {prediction},  {anticipation}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Foresight 
 
    A  software  product  from  {Nu  Thena}  providing 
  graphical  modelling  tools  for  high  level  system  design  and 
  {simulation}. 
 
  (1994-10-24) 
 
 




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