foreseeable
foreseeable foreseeable adj. being such as may reasonable be anticipated; as, foreseeable costs were well within the budget. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • foreseeable — fore·see·able /fōr sē ə bəl/ adj: such as reasonably can or should be anticipated: such that a person of ordinary prudence would expect to occur or exist under the circumstances a foreseeable risk the foreseeable expenses a foreseeable plaintiff… …   Law dictionary

  • foreseeable — (adj.) 1804, from FORESEE (Cf. foresee) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Foreseeably …   Etymology dictionary

  • foreseeable — fore|see|a|ble [fo:ˈsi:əbəl US fo:r ] adj 1.) for/in the foreseeable future for as long as it is possible to know what is likely to happen ▪ The situation is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. 2.) in the foreseeable future fairly soon …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foreseeable — [[t]fɔː(r)si͟ːəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If a future event is foreseeable, you know that it will happen or that it can happen, because it is a natural or obvious consequence of something else that you know. It seems to me that this crime was… …   English dictionary

  • foreseeable — fore|see|a|ble [ fɔr siəbl ] adjective a foreseeable event or time is one that can easily be imagined or known about before it happens: PREDICTABLE: The increased demand for organic produce was not foreseeable ten years ago. for the foreseeable… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foreseeable — adjective 1 in the foreseeable future fairly soon: There is a possibility of severe water shortages in the foreseeable future. 2 for the foreseeable future continuing in the future for as long as you can imagine: Their dependence on oil exports… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • foreseeable — UK [fɔː(r)ˈsiːəb(ə)l] / US [fɔrˈsɪəb(ə)l] adjective a foreseeable event or time is one that can easily be imagined or known about before it happens The increased demand for organic produce was not foreseeable ten years ago. • for the foreseeable… …   English dictionary

  • foreseeable — adjective Date: 1804 1. being such as may be reasonably anticipated < foreseeable problems > 2. lying within the range for which forecasts are possible < in the foreseeable future > • foreseeability noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foreseeable — [fɔːˈsiːəb(ə)l] adj a foreseeable event or time is one that can easily be imagined or known about before it happens Syn: predictable Ant: unforeseeable • the foreseeable future the time in the near future in which you can guess what might… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • foreseeable — adjective able to be foreseen or anticipated This dictionary will be nowhere near complete in the foreseeable future …   Wiktionary

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