Anticipation
Anticipation An*tic`i*pa"tion, n. [L. anticipatio: cf. F. anticipation.] 1. The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order. [1913 Webster]

So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Previous view or impression of what is to happen; instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven. [1913 Webster]

The happy anticipation of renewed existence in company with the spirits of the just. --Thodey. [1913 Webster]

3. Hasty notion; intuitive preconception. [1913 Webster]

Many men give themselves up to the first anticipations of their minds. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mus.) The commencing of one or more tones of a chord with or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Preoccupation; preclusion; foretaste; prelibation; antepast; pregustation; preconception; expectation; foresight; forethought. [1913 Webster]


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