[ fawr-sahyt, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌsaɪt, ˈfoʊr- /
care or provision for the future; provident care; prudence.
the act or power of foreseeing; prevision; prescience.
an act of looking forward.
knowledge or insight gained by or as by looking forward; a view of the future.
- a sight or reading taken on a forward point.
- (in leveling) a rod reading on a point the elevation of which is to be determined.
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Origin of foresight
synonym study for foresight
1. See prudence.
OTHER WORDS FROM foresightforesighted, adjectivefore·sight·ed·ly, adverbfore·sight·ed·ness, nounforesightful, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for foresight
The men who did the tasks were not creatures of the day, but foresightful beyond the average of mortals.Domesticated Animals|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
British Dictionary definitions for foresight
/ (ˈfɔːˌsaɪt) /
provision for or insight into future problems, needs, etc
the act or ability of foreseeing
the act of looking forward
surveying a reading taken looking forwards to a new station, esp in levelling from a point of known elevation to a point the elevation of which is to be determinedCompare backsight
the front sight on a firearm
Derived forms of foresightforesighted, adjectiveforesightedly, adverbforesightedness, noun
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