[ pri-vizh-uhn ]
See synonyms for prevision on
  1. foresight, foreknowledge, or prescience.

  2. a prophetic or anticipatory vision or perception.

Origin of prevision

First recorded in 1605–15; pre- + vision

Other words from prevision

  • pre·vi·sion·al, adjective

Words Nearby prevision Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use prevision in a sentence

  • With a prevision that something was wrong, he said a word of adieu to Mrs. Ashton, went down, and met the man outside.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • So the curious prevision of the future which had come over them all at 'Uncle Marmy's gates' was actually fulfilled.

    Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • prevision proposes to effect some one thing instead of another, and seems to fear that that which it desires might not occur.

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3 | Plotinos (Plotinus)
  • If the divinity acted thus, then indeed would He have had recourse to prevision, and consequently, to reasoning.

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3 | Plotinos (Plotinus)
  • We should have expected a green dress to agree with the prevision; but it was Sabbato Santo.

British Dictionary definitions for prevision


/ (prɪˈvɪʒən) /

  1. the act or power of foreseeing; prescience

  2. a prophetic vision or prophecy

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