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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
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He foresaw the very moment the explosion would take place; and we know that his previsions were in general correct.
The second reading confirmed her in a resolution which she had privately taken, while she had been sitting by Anne on the sofa--a resolution destined to lead to far more serious results in the future than any previsions of hers could anticipate.
Besides, with that prevision given to an author, I am strongly of opinion that something will happen before long.
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I might have believed this importunate insight to be merely a diseased activity of the imagination, but that my prevision of incalculable words and actions proved it to have a fixed relation to the mental process in other minds.
Yet his attention had never before been so sharply and decisively arrested; and it was with a strong, superstitious prevision of success that he withdrew into the entry of the court.
She always cited it afterwards as a case of prevision, which really had something more in it than her own remarkable penetration, that the moment she set eyes on the squire she said to herself, "I shouldna wonder if he's come about that man as is a-going to take the Chase Farm, wanting Poyser to do something for him without pay.
The month's end was still far off; the apparition of her had shown itself to me, under some subtle prevision of trouble that was still in the future.
Like all who have been previsioned by suffering, she could, in the words of M.
But Agno was a chill-blooded philosopher and bided his time, being different from Jerry in that he possessed human prevision and could adjust his actions to remote ends.
The prevision of a coming disappointment was impressing itself on their minds as well as on mine.