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Definition of Anticipation

Anticipation

  1. The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order.
  2. Previous view or impression of what is to happen; instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven.
  3. Hasty notion; intuitive preconception.
  4. The commencing of one or more tones of a chord with or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord.

Anticipation Quotations

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Alfred Hitchcock

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
Aristotle

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Samuel Smiles

Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.
Deepak Chopra
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Anticipation Translations

anticipation in German is Erwartung, Vorwegnahme, Vorausnahme
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