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
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MORE ABOUT 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)
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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
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Which word from the following does NOT describe a situation that is foreseeable?
How to use foreseeable in a sentence
With Fed interest rates remaining at roughly zero for the foreseeable future, bonds would be a mistake—as they have been basically since the last recession, assuming you wanted to make money.
During the postgame news conference, Blakeney tells The Washington Post that Howard will shut down Maker for the foreseeable future.The Howard Bison’s hopes for a dream basketball season have turned into a nightmare|Tramel Raggs|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
This virus is going to be with us for the foreseeable future, and it’ll keep evolving, we’ll keep getting new strains.COVID-19 Has Killed More Than 100,000 in Britain. Why Is the Fatality Rate So High?|Billy Perrigo|January 27, 2021|Time
The case against Democrats nuking the filibusterHe didn’t get that, but in dropping his demand, he cited two Democratic senators who said they wouldn’t vote to nix the filibuster — apparently rendering the proposal dead for the foreseeable future.What McConnell got — and didn’t — on the filibuster|Aaron Blake|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
Inova late Monday said it canceled scheduled vaccinations for teachers and staff members in Fairfax County Public Schools “for the foreseeable future.”Coronavirus vaccination appointments canceled in D.C. region as health officials confront scarce supply|Jenna Portnoy, Rachel Chason, Rebecca Tan, Hannah Natanson|January 25, 2021|Washington Post
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.”
But a man might better lose life itself rather than the only gun he had or could hope to get, at least in the foreseeable future.The Duck-footed Hound|James Arthur Kjelgaard
Therefore, for the foreseeable future the threat of nuclear war must be addressed even though it will be less likely than before.Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman
We set no limitation whatever as to quantity and with no foreseeable limit as to time.Masters of Space|Edward Elmer Smith
Moreover, the general possibility of world cultural progress in the foreseeable future has no other conceivable foundation.The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
A settled, unchangeable, clearly foreseeable order of things does not suit our constitution.Fisherman's Luck|Henry van Dyke