Webster 1913 Edition
anticipatio: cf. F.
The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order.
So shall my
anticipationprevent your discovery.
Previous view or impression of what is to happen; instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast;
anticipationof the joys of heaven
anticipationof renewed existence in company with the spirits of the just.
Hasty notion; intuitive preconception.
Many men give themselves up to the first
anticipationsof their minds.
The commencing of one or more tones of a chord with or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord.
Syn. – Preoccupation; preclusion; foretaste; prelibation; antepast; pregustation; preconception; expectation; foresight; forethought.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The act of taking up, placing, or considering something before the proper time, in natural order; prevention.
2.Foretaste; previous view or impression of what is to happen afterward; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven.
The happy anticipation of a renewed existence in company with the spirits of the just.
3.Previous notion; preconceived opinion, produced in the mind, before the truth is known; slight previous impression.
4.The attack of a fever before the usual time.
5.In music, the obtrusion of a chord upon a syncopated note, to which it forms a discord.