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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

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
Aristotle

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
Elbert Hubbard

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

I look forward to death with great anticipation, to meeting God face to face.
Billy Graham

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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