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PREVISION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does prevision mean? 

PREVISION (noun)
  The noun PREVISION has 4 senses:

1. a prophetic vision (as in a dream)
2. the power to foresee the future
3. seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
4. the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

  Familiarity information: PREVISION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREVISION (noun)


Sense 1prevision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A prophetic vision (as in a dream)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

vision (a vivid mental image)


Sense 2prevision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The power to foresee the future

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

prescience; prevision

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

capacity; mental ability (the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior)


Sense 3prevision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

prospicience; foresight; farsightedness; prevision

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

knowing (a clear and certain mental apprehension)


Sense 4prevision [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 ("prevision" is a kind of...):

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

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

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)


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