Associations to the word «Anticipation»


ANTICIPATION, noun. The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order.
ANTICIPATION, noun. The eagerness associated with waiting for something to occur.
ANTICIPATION, noun. (finance) Prepayment of a debt, generally in order to pay less interest.
ANTICIPATION, noun. (rhetoric) Prolepsis.
ANTICIPATION, noun. (music) A non-harmonic tone that is lower or higher than a note in the previous chord and a unison to a note in the next chord.
ANTICIPATION, noun. (obsolete) Hasty notion; intuitive preconception.

Dictionary definition

ANTICIPATION, noun. An expectation.
ANTICIPATION, noun. Something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development".
ANTICIPATION, noun. The act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future).
ANTICIPATION, noun. Anticipating with confidence of fulfillment.

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca