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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

For most Americans, Friday afternoons are filled with positive anticipation of the weekend. In Washington, it's where government officials dump stories they want to bury. Good news gets dropped on Monday so bureaucrats can talk about it all week.
John Sununu

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

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

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
Norman Cousins
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Anticipation Translations

anticipation in German is Erwartung, Vorwegnahme, Vorausnahme