[ fawr-see, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈsi, foʊr- /
verb (used with object), fore·saw, fore·seen, fore·see·ing.
to have prescience of; to know in advance; foreknow.
to see beforehand.
verb (used without object), fore·saw, fore·seen, fore·see·ing.
to exercise foresight.
fore·see·a·ble, adjectivefore·see·a·bil·i·ty, nounfore·se·er, nounun·fore·see·a·ble, adjective
un·fore·see·a·ble·ness, nounun·fore·see·a·bly, adverbun·fore·see·ing, adjectiveun·fore·seen, adjectivewell-fore·seen, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for foreseeability
/ (fɔːˈsiː) /
verb -sees, -seeing, -saw or -seen
(tr; may take a clause as object) to see or know beforehandhe did not foresee that
Derived Formsforeseeable, adjectiveforeseer, noun
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