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