anticipation

[ an-tis-uh-pey-shuh n ]
/ ænˌtɪs əˈpeɪ ʃən /

noun

Origin of anticipation

1540–50; (< Middle French) < Latin anticipātiōn- (stem of anticipātiō), equivalent to anticipāt(us) (past participle; see anticipate) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

non·an·tic·i·pa·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anticipation

anticipation

/ (ænˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃən) /

noun

the act of anticipating; expectation, premonition, or foresight
the act of taking or dealing with funds before they are legally available or due
music an unstressed, usually short note introduced before a downbeat and harmonically related to the chord immediately following itCompare suspension (def. 11)
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