Meaning of anticipation

an•tic•i•pa•tion

Pronunciation: (an-tis"u-pā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of anticipating or the state of being anticipated.
  2. realization in advance; foretaste.
  3. expectation or hope.
  4. previous notion; slight previous impression.
  5. intuition, foreknowledge, or prescience.
  6. a premature withdrawal or assignment of money from a trust estate.
  7. a tone introduced in advance of its harmony so that it sounds against the preceding chord.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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