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  Definition of anticipation
  1. the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
  2. something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"
  3. pleasurable expectation
  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
Similar Words: prediction, prevision, expectancy, expectation

 

Hyponyms: projection, prophecy, prognostication, vaticination, prefiguration, foreshadowing, adumbration, life expectancy, suspense, fever, hope

 

Derivational Morphology: predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise, expect, look, await, wait

 

Anagrams: piano action

 

 
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