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Noun: anticipation  an,ti-su'pey-shun
  1. An expectation
    - expectancy
  2. Something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
    "each of them had their own anticipations";
    - expectancy
  3. The act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
    - prediction, prevision
  4. The feeling waiting to something happening, esp. looking forward with excitement
    - expectation

Derived forms: anticipations

Type of: abstract thought, expectation, hopefulness, logical thinking, outlook, prospect, reasoning

Encyclopedia: Anticipation, genetic