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OTHER WORDS FROM foreseeablefore·see·a·bil·i·ty [fawr-see-uh-bil-i-tee], /fɔrˌsi əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, nounun·fore·see·a·ble, adjectiveun·fore·see·a·ble·ness, nounun·fore·see·a·bly, adverb
Words nearby foreseeable
What does foreseeable mean?
If something is foreseeable, it means it can be predicted or identified in advance.
Foreseeable is the adjective form of the verb foresee, which means to see or know beforehand.
Foreseeable is often used in the phrase the foreseeable future, referring to the span of time in the near future about which reasonable assumptions can be made.
Example: Unfortunately, due to the road closure we’ll be taking the detour for the foreseeable future.
Where does foreseeable come from?
The first records of the word foreseeable come from the early 1800s. The verb foresee is recorded much earlier, before the 900s. Foresee comes from the Old English foresēon and contains the prefix fore-, meaning “before.” In foresee and foreseeable, see is used not in the literal sense of sight, but in the sense of insight or foresight.
Of course, no one can predict the future with certainty, and describing something as foreseeable doesn’t imply that someone’s looking into a crystal ball. When we talk about the events of the foreseeable future, we’re talking about the things that we can reasonably anticipate or predict will happen in the near future. Foreseeable is typically used in discussions about planning ahead. Or about how someone should have planned ahead but didn’t, as in All of these risks were foreseeable, so his excuse that they came as a complete surprise doesn’t hold up.
Things that cannot be reasonably foreseen can be described as unforeseeable.
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What are some other forms of foreseeable?
- foresee (verb)
- unforeseeable (adjective)
- foreseeability (noun)
What are some synonyms for foreseeable?
What are some words that share a root or word element with foreseeable?
What are some words that often get used in discussing foreseeable?
How is foreseeable used in real life?
Foreseeable is typically used in discussion of what we anticipate or know will happen. It’s most commonly used in the phrase the foreseeable future.
this is what we mean by the "surveillance" state. control of individuals in ways not foreseeable even a few years ago, at least in US. no imprisonment/ executions needed if you can render individuals helpless/ hopeless at long distance. https://t.co/5hW1APfqpA
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) March 2, 2019
Assuming that something unforeseeable doesn't happen before my final grades are made official, I have an announcement…
Roy The Metalhead has graduated from college. 🤘🤘
— Roy The Metalhead \m/ (@RoyTheMetalhead) April 28, 2020
I see a lot of personal pick me up days in my foreseeable future — skin, hair, nails type day ✨💕
Don’t forget the tea drinking ☕️ and YouTube watching 📺
— aunty ugo (@ugonnapeace) April 23, 2020
Try using foreseeable!
Which word from the following does NOT describe a situation that is foreseeable?
Example sentences from the Web for foreseeable
I don’t foresee the company keeping both an LTE and 5G model around in late-2021.
It is as if nature herself had foreseen the arrogance of man, and with Roman severity had provided that his intellect, by its very triumphs, should call into prominence the slaves, admonishing the conqueror that he is but dust.The Human Error Darwin Inspired - Issue 90: Something Green|Aaron Hirsh|September 30, 2020|Nautilus
Of those that expected to close, 55% foresaw it happening before November, according to a survey of more than 1,000 restaurant owners across the state.Here’s how indoor dining will reopen in New York City|Rachel King|September 9, 2020|Fortune
I foresee buying a lot of these as holiday gifts later this year.
In all likelihood this last option is what we will get for the foreseeable future.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The reality is that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is likely going to be with us for the foreseeable future.
Chaos and failed states, not democracy, are what the foreseeable future holds for Arabia.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea|Bruce Riedel|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that was not to be, and Kansas will continue as a Republican bastion for the foreseeable future.Kansas Republicans Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback Lifted by Rising Tide|Ben Jacobs|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Italian Navy confirmed to The Daily Beast on Friday that it will continue its missions “for the foreseeable future.”
We set no limitation whatever as to quantity and with no foreseeable limit as to time.Masters of Space|Edward Elmer Smith
There appear to be no reasons why others of similar proportions should occur in the foreseeable future.
The (p. 161) Service Forces commander called integration infeasible "for the present and foreseeable future."Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965|Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
The majority of Bulgarian Turks, however, have little hope of leaving in the foreseeable future.
He couldn't possibly cross fingers against all foreseeable disasters.Space Tug|Murray Leinster