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English noun: anticipation

1. anticipation (feeling) an expectation


Broader (hypernym)expectation

Narrower (hyponym)fever, hope, suspense

2. anticipation (cognition) something expected (as on the basis of a norm)

SamplesEach of them had their own anticipations.
An indicator of expectancy in development.


Broader (hypernym)expectation, outlook, prospect

Narrower (hyponym)life expectancy

3. anticipation (cognition) the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

Synonymsprediction, prevision

Broader (hypernym)abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning

Narrower (hyponym)adumbration, foreshadowing, prefiguration, prognostication, projection, prophecy, vaticination

4. anticipation (state) anticipating with confidence of fulfillment


Broader (hypernym)hopefulness

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