foresight: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fôr'sīt", fōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. care or provision for the future; provident care; prudence.
  2. the act or power of foreseeing; prevision; prescience.
  3. an act of looking forward.
  4. knowledge or insight gained by or as by looking forward; a view of the future.
    1. a sight or reading taken on a forward point.
    2. (in leveling) a rod reading on a point the elevation of which is to be determined.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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