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harmonic anticipation

an·tic·i·pa·tion

 (ăn-tĭs′ə-pā′shən)
n.
1. The act of expecting or foreseeing something; expectation or presentiment: "None are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing" (Samuel Johnson).
2. An expectation: "His heart was light and his anticipations high" (Mark Twain).
3. Action taken in order to prevent or counteract something: The police department's anticipation of unruly behavior after the championship game prevented mayhem.
4. The use or assignment of funds, especially from a trust fund, before they are legitimately available for use.
5. Music Introduction on a weak beat of one note of a new chord before the previous chord is resolved.

anticipation

(ænˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of anticipating; expectation, premonition, or foresight
2. (Banking & Finance) the act of taking or dealing with funds before they are legally available or due
3. (Music, other) music an unstressed, usually short note introduced before a downbeat and harmonically related to the chord immediately following it. Compare suspension11

an•tic•i•pa•tion

(ænˌtɪs əˈpeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of anticipating or the state of being anticipated.
2. realization in advance; foretaste.
3. expectation or hope.
4. intuition, foreknowledge, or prescience.
5. a premature withdrawal or assignment of money from a trust estate.
6. a musical tone introduced in advance of its harmony so that it sounds against the preceding chord.
[1540–50; (< Middle French) < Latin]

Anticipation

 

See Also: HOPE

  1. Anticipation went through me like a ripple of discordant notes —A. E. Maxwell
  2. Lay in waiting like a giant crab —August Strindberg

    In Strindberg’s play, The Stranger, a character named Mrs. X thus compares the woman who wants her husband.

  3. Like chill dawn waiting for sunrise, I am waiting for you —Rainer Maria Rilke
  4. Wait, breathless as a bride —George Garrett
  5. Waited … keenly as fisherman waiting for a bite —Lawrence Durrell
  6. Waiting for her like a king awaiting the arrival of a courtier —Harvey Swados
  7. Waiting [without thought or action] like a radio set equipped with a receiver only, for a signal from a distance which he wasn’t even certain would be transmitted —Kenzaburo Oë
  8. Wait … like a dog expecting to be taken for a walk —Rosamund Pilcher
  9. Wait … like a pair of sea captains’ wives in their widow’s walks —Thomas McGuane
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anticipation - an expectationanticipation - an expectation      
expectation - the feeling that something is about to happen
suspense - excited anticipation of an approaching climax; "the play kept the audience in suspense"
fever - intense nervous anticipation; "in a fever of resentment"
hope - a specific instance of feeling hopeful; "it revived their hope of winning the pennant"
2.anticipation - something expected (as on the basis of a norm)anticipation - something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"
expectation, outlook, prospect - belief about (or mental picture of) the future
life expectancy - an expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities
3.anticipation - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)anticipation - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical
projection - a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
prophecy, vaticination, prognostication - knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
adumbration, foreshadowing, prefiguration - the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
4.anticipation - anticipating with confidence of fulfillmentanticipation - anticipating with confidence of fulfillment
hopefulness - full of hope

anticipation

noun
1. expectancy, hope, expectation, apprehension, foresight, premonition, preconception, foretaste, prescience, forethought, presentiment There's been an atmosphere of anticipation round here for some days.
2. readiness for, expectation, preparation for Troops have been put on alert in anticipation of more trouble.

anticipation

noun
1. The condition of looking forward to something, especially with eagerness:
2. Something expected:
Translations
تَرَقُّب، تَوَقُّع، إنْفِعال
dychtivé očekávání
forventning
eftirvænting
umutla bekleme

anticipation

[ænˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃən] N
1. (= expectation) → expectativa f
in anticipation (= ahead of time) → de antemano
in anticipation of a fine weekesperando una semana de buen tiempo
I bought it in anticipation of her visitlo compré en previsión de su visita
thanking you in anticipationen espera de sus noticias
2. (= excitement) → ilusión f
we waited in great anticipationesperábamos con gran ilusión
3. (= foresight) → previsión f, anticipación f
to act with anticipationobrar con previsión
4. (= foretaste) → anticipo m, adelanto m

anticipation

[ænˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃən] n (= expectation) → attente f
an atmosphere of anticipation → une atmosphère chargée d'anticipation
in anticipation
His eyes gleamed in anticipation → Ses yeux brillaient à cette perspective.
thanking you in anticipation → en vous remerciant d'avance, avec mes remerciements anticipés
to await sth with anticipation → attendre qch avec impatience
in anticipation of sth (= in preparation for) → en prévision de qch

anticipation

n
(= expectation)Erwartung f; thanking you in anticipationherzlichen Dank im Voraus; to wait in anticipationgespannt warten; we took our umbrellas in anticipation of rainwir nahmen unsere Schirme mit, weil wir mit Regen rechneten
(= seeing in advance)Vorausberechnung f; we were impressed by the hotel’s anticipation of our wishesbeeindruckt, wie man im Hotel unseren Wünschen zuvorkam; his uncanny anticipation of every objectiondie verblüffende Art, in der or wie er jedem Einwand zuvorkam; the driver showed good anticipationder Fahrer zeigte or bewies gute Voraussicht
(of discovery, discoverer)Vorwegnahme f; (Mus, of theme etc) → Vorgriff m (→ of auf +acc)

anticipation

[ænˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃn] n in anticipation (of)in previsione or attesa (di)
we waited in great anticipation (excitement) → abbiamo aspettato con grande impazienza
in anticipation of an enjoyable week → pregustando una bella settimana
thanking you in anticipation → vi ringrazio in anticipo

anticipate

(ӕnˈtisəpeit) verb
1. to expect (something). I'm not anticipating any trouble.
2. to see what is going to be wanted, required etc in the future and do what is necessary. A businessman must try to anticipate what his customers will want.
anˌticiˈpation noun
I'm looking forward to the concert with anticipation (= expectancy, excitement).
References in classic literature ?
Miss Dunross wrote the words, and paused in anticipation of the next sentence.
Pleasing myself with the idea that the supposition might in part arise out of some ingenuity in the story, and thinking it worth while, in the interests of art, to hint to an audience that an artist (of whatever denomination) may perhaps be trusted to know what he is about in his vocation, if they will concede him a little patience, I was not alarmed by the anticipation.
With some money down," I replied, for an uneasy remembrance shot across me of that symmetrical bundle of papers at home; "with some money down, and perhaps some anticipation of my expectations.
They say the captain will never point the ship for the land so long as he has in anticipation a mess of fresh meat.
No schoolboy counting the lagging hours that must pass before the beginning of "long vacation" released him to the delirious joys of the sum-mer camp could have been filled with greater im-patience or keener anticipation.
Only the poet or the saint can water an asphalt pavement in the confident anticipation that lilies will reward his labour.
By the time they have lounged up and down the promenade of the Equator awhile, they start for the Oriental waters in anticipation of the cool season there, and so evade the other excessive temperature of the year.
Both the guests and the outside public had by now passed through all the phases of anticipation.
The invitations were sent out before sunset, and straightway the young folks of the village were thrown into a fever of preparation and pleasurable anticipation.
When the lad felt fit again the two continued their journey toward the coast, and once more the boy's mind was filled with pleasurable anticipation.
Wherefore the Capitol had been packed with troops in anticipation.
The vision of her little brood looking fresh and dainty and new for once in their lives excited her and made her restless and wakeful with anticipation.