The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order. (noun)
Examples of word anticipation
Turns out the anticipation is usually the worst of it, except during blood tests where the ineptitude is the worst.
For players such as Pandolfo, who was a Boston University junior in 1995 when New Jersey won the title, the anticipation is a killer.
It kept me reading in anticipation to the build at the end.
Please hold your breath in anticipation of that event.
Whether in anticipation, or in fear, or in mourning the loss of all the seconds passed, it shivers.
I was gritting my teeth in anticipation of the witches/magic payoff which, thankfully, did NOT come.
The section on Oxford would seem to be in anticipation that the university will claim a failure to publish as the reason tenure was not offered (or considered, I haven't read the entire complaint carefully). bb, you don't know what you are talking about.
I thought I was getting a good Karl Marx look in anticipation of the holiday season.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Minnesota Senator-elect Al Franken's arrival on Capitol Hill some eight months after Election Day has set off a message battle in anticipation of the 2010 midterm elections.
In recent years, though, advertisers have begun revising their assumptions and strategies in anticipation of profound demographic shifts.