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1. A knowing in advance; foresight.
2. A prediction; a forecast.
tr.v. pre·vi·sioned, pre·vi·sion·ing, pre·vi·sions
To foresee.

pre·vi′sion·al, pre·vi′sion·ar′y (-vĭzh′ə-nĕr′ē) adj.


1. the act or power of foreseeing; prescience
2. a prophetic vision or prophecy


(prɪˈvɪʒ ən)

1. foresight, foreknowledge, or prescience.
2. a prediction; forecast.
3. to see beforehand; foresee.
pre•vi′sion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prevision - a prophetic vision (as in a dream)
vision - a vivid mental image; "he had a vision of his own death"
2.prevision - the power to foresee the future
mental ability, capacity - the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
3.prevision - seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
knowing - a clear and certain mental apprehension
4.prevision - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)prevision - 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
References in classic literature ?
Like all who have been previsioned by suffering, she could, in the words of M.