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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

What the world needs is an Emergency Boss. An Emergency Czar. An Emergency Commander. A true Master Of Disaster. One person completely responsible for the anticipation, immediate reconnaissance, and urgent execution of rescue and relief efforts around the world.
Steven Van Zandt

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
Fred Rogers

We are ever on the threshold of new journeys and new discoveries. Can you imagine the excitement of the Wright brothers on the morning of that first flight? The anticipation of Jonas Salk as he analyzed the data that demonstrated a way to prevent polio?
Joseph B. Wirthlin

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

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
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Anticipation Translations

anticipation in German is Erwartung, Vorwegnahme, Vorausnahme
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