What does anticipation mean?

Definitions for anticipation
ænˌtɪs əˈpeɪ ʃənan·tic·i·pa·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anticipation, expectancy(noun)

    an expectation

  2. anticipation, expectancy(noun)

    something expected (as on the basis of a norm)

    "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"

  3. prediction, anticipation, prevision(noun)

    the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

  4. anticipation, expectation(noun)

    anticipating with confidence of fulfillment

Wiktionary

  1. anticipation(Noun)

    The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order.

    Often the anticipation of a shot is worse than the pain of the stick.

    Etymology: From anticipatio; compare with French anticipation.

  2. anticipation(Noun)

    The eagerness associated with waiting for something to occur.

    He waited with great anticipation for Christmas to arrive.

    Etymology: From anticipatio; compare with French anticipation.

  3. anticipation(Noun)

    Prepayment of a debt, generally in order to pay less interest.

    Etymology: From anticipatio; compare with French anticipation.

  4. anticipation(Noun)

    Prolepsis.

    Etymology: From anticipatio; compare with French anticipation.

  5. anticipation(Noun)

    a non-harmonic tone that is lower or higher than a note in the previous chord and a unison to a note in the next chord

    Etymology: From anticipatio; compare with French anticipation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anticipation(noun)

    the act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order

  2. Anticipation(noun)

    previous view or impression of what is to happen; instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven

  3. Anticipation(noun)

    hasty notion; intuitive preconception

  4. Anticipation(noun)

    the commencing of one or more tones of a chord with or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord

Freebase

  1. Anticipation

    Anticipation is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's second studio album, released in 1971. It is best known for its title track, "Anticipation", which was a top-twenty chart hit in the U.S.; it was later used as the soundtrack for a television commercial for Heinz ketchup in the late 1970s. The song relates Simon's state of mind as she waits to go on a date with Cat Stevens.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anticipation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anticipation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of anticipation in a Sentence

  1. Willa Cather:

    She used to drag her mattress besider her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window - or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without. There is no work of art so big or so beautiful that is was not once all contained in some youthful body, like this one which lay on the floor in the moonlight, pulsing with ardor and anticipation.

  2. David Cockfield:

    I think a lot of people are just sitting on the sidelines, seeing what happens next ... The markets had declined in anticipation of what happened, all the concerns are really the over-the-horizon, if Greece goes, does somebody else go in the euro zone? It's more theoretical than real.

  3. Paul Dergarabedian:

    I don't see how anticipation could be any higher, audiences have developed an ongoing relationship with these characters and these stories. It's a must-see movie.

  4. Stefan Worrall:

    The movement has been a bit choppy and a little bit disconnected during these past few days, partly because of the recent holidays and partly because of end-of-month related activity we have had a fairly susbstantial recovery since the end of September, but the market is still in a state of anticipation ahead of the FOMC. We've been in rehearsal mode for a long time and it's created a huge amount of nervousness and volatility, but now it's showtime.

  5. Youssef Zohny:

    There's some anticipation of interest rate increases and some investors are taking that as potentially good for some bank profit margins.

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