anticipation anticipation  /æn ˌtɪ sə ˈpeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) an expectation
  2. (n) something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
  3. (n) the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
  4. (n) anticipating with confidence of fulfillment


  1. Photographer Kadir van Lohuizen photographs the city's transformation into a modern metropolis in anticipation of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
  2. It wasn't his denial of the Holocaust or even his eager anticipation of Armageddon.
  3. The 8 primary emotions are: Fear, surprise, sadness, disgust, anger, anticipation, joy and acceptance.


  1. WWE SmackDown: 5 Talking Points to Come from This Week's Show

    Anticipation was high ahead of Friday Night SmackDown this week after excellent showings at both Raw and Payback just a few nights ago. And through a combination of solid mic work, exciting in-ring action and, of course, some intriguing storyline developments, the company’s Blue Brand managed to deliver a very well-balanced show that was certainly worth the watch. Three newly crowned champions ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Corporate colors in the sports world

    In anticipation of our annual 100 Great Things About America list?coming July 4?we had some fun finding color schemes that big businesses share with American teams.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  3. Anticipation Builds For QUAN’s Debut iPad Case

    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anticipation Builds For QUAN’s Debut iPad Case
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire


  1. "It's a rather brief bill with a lot of money," said Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., the Banking Committee chairman. "We understand the importance of the anticipation in the markets, but we also know that what we're doing is going to have...
    on Sep 19, 2008 By: Chris Dodd Source: ABC News

  2. "Over the years I must have spent thousands of hours silently brushing on the liquid coatings, preparing each sheet in anticipation of reaching the perfect print," Penn wrote in his own account of his career, "Passage: A Work Record."
    on Jun 17, 2005 By: Irving Penn Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "There are millions of meals and millions of litres of water pre-staged, as well as a lot of blankets and cots," Bush said. "In other words, there's a lot of preparations that have gone in anticipation of this storm."
    on Aug 31, 2008 By: President Bush Source: National Post

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