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Pronunciation:  an`tisu'peyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
  2. [n]  something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"
  3. [n]  pleasurable expectation
  4. [n]  some early entity whose type or style anticipates a later one; "there were many anticipations of Darwinian theory"; "the hour glass was an anticipation of the clock"
  5. [n]  wishing with confidence of fulfillment

ANTICIPATION is a 12 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: expectancy, expectancy, expectation, prediction, prevision
 See Also: abstract thought, adumbration, entity, expectation, expectation, fever, foreshadowing, hope, hopefulness, life expectancy, logical thinking, outlook, physical thing, prefiguration, prognostication, projection, prophecy, prospect, reasoning, suspense, vaticination



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

         So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery.

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

         The happy anticipation of renewed existence in
         company with the spirits of the just. --Thodey.

3. Hasty notion; intuitive preconception.

         Many men give themselves up to the first
         anticipations of their minds.         --Locke.

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

Syn: Preoccupation; preclusion; foretaste; prelibation;
     antepast; pregustation; preconception; expectation;
     foresight; forethought.

 Definition: Each generation of offspring has increased severity of a genetic disorder; e.g., a grandchild may have earlier onset and more severe symptoms than the parent, who had earlier onset than the grandparent.
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