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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 ?
Our mere anticipations of life outrun its realities.
WHEN the author of these little tales commenced them, it was her intention to form a short series of such stories as, it was hoped, might not be entirely without moral advantage; but unforeseen circumstances have prevented their completion, and, unwilling to delay the publication any longer, she commits them to the world in their present unfinished state, without any flattering anticipations of their reception.
If your anticipations are realized, you will expect me to tell you of it, surely?
With best thanks and remembrances, and many delightful anticipations of your next letter, believe me, dear Mr.
But we had looked forward to my one-and-twentieth birthday, with a crowd of speculations and anticipations, for we had both considered that my guardian could hardly help saying something definite on that occasion.
Such were the strangely jumbled anticipations that haunted me during our passage from the cruising ground.
Of course, she looked forward to it with the wildest impatience, and the most extravagant anticipations of delight.
Before many years elapsed, the business began to be carried on in the names of 'Cheeryble and Nickleby,' so that Mrs Nickleby's prophetic anticipations were realised at last.
Sympathy with the miserable victim and anticipations of similar deceptions for themselves, their sisters, and their daughters, made them now regard the Colour Bill in an entirely new aspect.
Unfortunately for these sanguine anticipations, before Mr.
The thought took a deal of the spirit out of his anticipations.
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.