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From Middle English forsight, forsyght, forsichte, equivalent to fore- +‎ sight. Compare Scots foresicht (foresight), Saterland Frisian Foarsicht (caution), West Frisian foarútsjoch (foresight), Dutch voorzicht (foresight), German Vorsicht (caution; care; attention).

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foresight (countable and uncountable, plural foresights)

  1. The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.
    Having the foresight to prepare an evacuation plan may have saved their lives.
  2. the front sight on a rifle or similar weapon
  3. (surveying) a bearing taken forwards towards a new object

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