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ANTICIPATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does anticipation mean? 

ANTICIPATION (noun)
  The noun ANTICIPATION has 4 senses:

1. pleasurable expectation
2. something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
3. the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
4. wishing with confidence of fulfillment

  Familiarity information: ANTICIPATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANTICIPATION (noun)


Sense 1anticipation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pleasurable expectation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

anticipation; expectancy

Hypernyms ("anticipation" is a kind of...):

expectation (the feeling that something is about to happen)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "anticipation"):

suspense (excited anticipation of an approaching climax)

fever (intense nervous anticipation)

hope (a specific instance of feeling hopeful)


Sense 2anticipation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something expected (as on the basis of a norm)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

anticipation; expectancy

Context examples:

each of them had their own anticipations / an indicator of expectancy in development

Hypernyms ("anticipation" is a kind of...):

expectation; outlook; prospect (belief about (or mental picture of) the future)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "anticipation"):

life expectancy (an expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities)


Sense 3anticipation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

prediction; anticipation; prevision

Hypernyms ("anticipation" is a kind of...):

abstract thought; logical thinking; reasoning (thinking that is coherent and logical)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "anticipation"):

projection (a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations)

prognostication; prophecy; vaticination (knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source))

adumbration; foreshadowing; prefiguration (the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand)


Sense 4anticipation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wishing with confidence of fulfillment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

expectation; anticipation

Hypernyms ("anticipation" is a kind of...):

hopefulness (full of hope)


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