[ an-tis-uh-pey-shuh n ]
/ ænˌtɪs əˈpeɪ ʃən /


Origin of anticipation

1540–50; (< Middle French) < Latin anticipātiōn- (stem of anticipātiō), equivalent to anticipāt(us) (past participle; see anticipate) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM anticipation

non·an·tic·i·pa·tion, noun

Example sentences from the Web for anticipation

British Dictionary definitions for anticipation

/ (ænˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃən) /


the act of anticipating; expectation, premonition, or foresight
the act of taking or dealing with funds before they are legally available or due
music an unstressed, usually short note introduced before a downbeat and harmonically related to the chord immediately following it Compare suspension (def. 11)