Definitions of anticipation:
  • noun:   something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
    Example: "Each of them had their own anticipations"
  • noun:   pleasurable expectation
  • noun:   some early entity whose type or style anticipates a later one
    Example: "There were many anticipations of Darwinian theory"
  • noun:   wishing with confidence of fulfillment
  • noun:   the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

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