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anticipation - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'anticipation' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Anticipation [ n.]
- The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order.
- Previous view or impression of what is to happen; instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven.
- Hasty notion; intuitive preconception.
- The commencing of one or more tones of a chord with or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord.

Meaning of 'anticipation' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . anticipation [ n]
Meaning (1):
- something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
Example in sentence:
  • an indicator of expectancy in development;
  • each of them had their own anticipations