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Anticipation

An`tic`i`pa´tion   Pronunciation: ăn`tĭs`ĭ`pā´shŭn
n.1.The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order.
So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery.
- Shak.
2.Previous view or impression of what is to happen; instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven.
3.Hasty notion; intuitive preconception.
4.(Mus.) The commencing of one or more tones of a chord with or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord.
Noun1.Anticipationanticipation - pleasurable expectation
Synonyms: expectancy
2.anticipation - something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"
Synonyms: expectancy
3.anticipation - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
4.anticipation - some early entity whose type or style anticipates a later one; "there were many anticipations of Darwinian theory"; "the hour glass was an anticipation of the clock"
5.anticipation - wishing with confidence of fulfillment
Synonyms: expectation

ANTICIPATION. The act of doing or taking a thing before its proper time.
     2. In deeds of trust there is frequently a provision that the income of the estate shall be paid by the trustee as it shall accrue, and not by way of anticipation. A payment made contrary to such provision would not be considered as a discharge of the trustee.

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