anticipatory

[ an-tis-uh-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ænˈtɪs ə pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

of, showing, or expressing anticipation.

Nearby words

  1. anticipant,
  2. anticipate,
  3. anticipated,
  4. anticipation,
  5. anticipative,
  6. anticipatory assimilation,
  7. anticity,
  8. anticlastic,
  9. anticlerical,
  10. anticlimactic

Origin of anticipatory

First recorded in 1660–70; anticipate + -ory1

Related formsan·tic·i·pa·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·an·tic·i·pa·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·an·tic·i·pa·to·ry, adjective

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Word Origin and History for anticipatory

anticipatory

adj.

1660s, from anticipate + -ory.

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