anticipation (plural anticipations)
- 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.
- So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery.
- The eagerness associated with waiting for something to occur.
- He waited with great anticipation for Christmas to arrive.
- The happy anticipation of renewed existence in company with the spirits of the just.
- (finance) Prepayment of a debt, generally in order to pay less interest.
- (rhetoric) Prolepsis.
- (music) 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
- (obsolete) Hasty notion; intuitive preconception.
- Many men give themselves up to the first anticipations of their minds.
the act of anticipating
eagerness for future occurrence
- anticipation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- anticipation in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911