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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 an·tic·i·pa·tion /(ˌ)ænˌtɪsəˈpeʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 an·tic·i·pa·tion /(ˌ)ænˌtɪsəˈpeʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·tic·i·pa·tion n.
 1. The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order.
    So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery.   --Shak.
 2. Previous view or impression of what is to happen; instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven.
    The happy anticipation of renewed existence in company with the spirits of the just.   --Thodey.
 3. Hasty notion; intuitive preconception.
    Many men give themselves up to the first anticipations of their minds.   --Locke.
 4. Mus. The commencing of one or more tones of a chord with or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord.
 Syn: -- Preoccupation; preclusion; foretaste; prelibation; antepast; pregustation; preconception; expectation; foresight; forethought.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: pleasurable expectation [syn: expectancy]
      2: something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of
         them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of
         expectancy in development" [syn: expectancy]
      3: the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
         [syn: prediction, prevision]
      4: some early entity whose type or style anticipates a later
         one; "there were many anticipations of Darwinian theory";
         "the hour glass was an anticipation of the clock"
      5: wishing with confidence of fulfillment [syn: expectation]