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Definition of "foresight" []

  • Perception of the significance and nature of events before they have occurred. (noun)
  • Care in providing for the future; prudence. See Synonyms at prudence. (noun)
  • The act of looking forward. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foresight" in a sentence
  • "From what I hear tell, the foresight is a side effect of the genetic selection and enhancement process that was used when my parents decided to have a child."
  • "The only notable place this foresight is applied in the U.S., as I see it, is for our formidable war machine."
  • "Kotane's clear insight into the problems of our movement developed in him what we call a foresight; almost a premonition."