AskDefine | Define foresight

Dictionary Definition

foresight

Noun

1 providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future [syn: foresightedness, foresightfulness]
2 seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing [syn: prevision, prospicience]

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English

Noun

  1. The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.
    Having the foresight to prepare an evacuation plan may have saved their lives.

Translations

ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future
  • Finnish: kaukokatseisuus
  • French: prophétie, divination
  • German: Voraussicht
  • Italian: profezia, divinazione
  • Spanish: previsión, profecía, adivinación

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Extensive Definition

Foresight or forethought may refer to:
proper names:
foresight in Russian: Форсайт (значения)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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