Definitions of anticipation

  1. wishing with confidence of fulfillment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. pleasurable expectation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. some early entity whose or style anticipates a later one; "there were many anticipations of Darwinian theory"; "the hour glass was an anticipation of the clock" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Previous view or impression of what is to happen; instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Hasty notion; intuitive preconception. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The commencing of one or more tones of a chord with or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. In patent law, a situation in which an invention is "anticipated" by being too similar to an earlier invention to be considered novel. Because novelty is a requirement for a patent, anticipated inventions are not patentable. Anticipation can occur when a prior invention or printed publication matches all of the primary characteristics of the invention, or it can happen when the invention is displayed or offered for sale more than a year prior to filing a patent application. For example, a bird owner invents a device to keep her bird from picking at its tail feathers. She applies for a patent, but her application is rejected on the ground that the same device was in use 3500 years ago in Egypt. In patent-speak, the inventor's creation has been anticipated by previous developments (the prior art.)
  12. The act of taking beforehand; expectation: hope: foresight. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Act of anticipating: foretaste: previous notion: expectation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. ANTICIPATORY. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A previous notion; foretaste; forestalling. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. The act of anticipating; prevision; foretaste; expectation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The act of anticipating; foretaste; preconception; expectation; the occurrence of any affection before the usual time. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The act of anticipating; prevention. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. [Latin] The manifestation of a condition or disease at a progressively earlier age in successive generations. na
  20. The act of doing or taking a thing before its proper time. In conveyancing, anticipation is the act of assigning, charging, or otherwise dealing with income before it becomes due. In patent law, a person is said to have been anticipated when he patents a contrivance already known within the limits of the country granting the patent. Topliff v. Topliff, 145 U. S. 156, 12 Sup. Ct. 825, 36 L. Ed. 658; Detroit, etc., Co. v. Renchard (C. C.) 9 Fed. 298; National Hollow Brake Beam Co. v. Interchangeable Brake Beam Co. (C. C.) 99 Fed. 772. thelawdictionary.org
  21. Action of anticipating (in senses of the vb); (medieval) occurrence of phenomena before usual time; (Mus.) introduction beforehand of part of a chord about to follow. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. thanking you in a. (i.e. of answer or compliance, formula used in letter of inquiry or request). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. Act of anticipating :—view or impression of what is to happen afterward :— preconceived opinion, produced in the mind before the truth is known a conception generalized from experience, and used to suggest the future. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. The act of taking up something before its time; foretaste. Complete Dictionary