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 (ăn-tĭs′ə-pā′tĭv, -pə-tĭv)

an·tic′i·pa′tive·ly adv.
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Adj.1.anticipative - marked by eager anticipationanticipative - marked by eager anticipation; "an expectant hush"
hopeful - having or manifesting hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"


Having or marked by expectation:
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The country custom of unreserved comradeship out of doors during betrothal was the only custom she knew, and to her it had no strangeness; though it seemed oddly anticipative to Clare till he saw how normal a thing she, in common with all the other dairy-folk, regarded it.
He had a singular red cap on, - not like a sailor's cap, but of a finer colour; and as the few yielding planks between him and destruction rolled and bulged, and his anticipative death-knell rung, he was seen by all of us to wave it.
Many protestations of friendship, and expressions anticipative of the pleasure which must inevitably flow from so happy an acquaintance, were exchanged, and the visitors departed, with renewed assurances that at all times and seasons the mansion of the Wititterlys would be honoured by receiving them beneath its roof.
Il faut neanmoins dire qu'une telle decision anticipative se veut aussi correctrice des erreurs de politique monetaire des derniers mois[beaucoup plus grand que].
In the spirit of this highly anticipative atmosphere, it is possible that we have now have both single-core and multi-core scores for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 flagship smartphone.
Il faut rappeler que le Maroc dispose d'une [beaucoup moins que]vAaAaAeA@ritable culture de l'eau[beaucoup plus gra que] grAaAaAeAcce AaAaAeA la vision anticipative et stratAaAaAeA@gique du RegrettAaAaAe Hassan II, vision perpAaAaAeA@tuAaAaAeA@e et consolidAaAaAeA@e par Son Successeur Mohamed VI.
2017) versuchen in diesem Kontext, Konzepte zu anticipative governance und responsible research and innovation, die in Nanotechnologie, Biotechnologie oder Geoengineering zum Einsatz kommen, auf die Rohstoffforschung zu ubertragen.
There might also be some component of progressive relaxation techniques to reduce anticipative anxiety and tension.
The data mining tool enables designers to filter large amount of data, discover hidden data, reveal new relations and patterns, and extract anticipative and useful information implied in big datasets.
This variable was split into: (a) anticipative identification level [AIL], classified as identified previously and identified subsequently to the occurrence of an unpredictable event; and (b) event impact level [EIL], which was ranked more impact when it negatively affected customers, the organization and / or the project, and less impact when there was no negative impact or when it was possible to mitigate it.
The anticipative use of idioms may also point in advance to the emotional state of the protagonists involved in the event reported in the newspaper article:
Derivative mode is introduced for the nature of anticipative, proportional derivative 'PD' controllers are used in some of the applications like aero plane, helicopter and ship engines