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English noun: anticipation

1. anticipation (feeling) an expectation


Synonymsexpectancy


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.


Synonymsexpectancy


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


Synonymsexpectation


Broader (hypernym)hopefulness









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