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Definition of "prevision" [pre•vi•sion]

  • A knowing in advance; foresight. (noun)
  • A prediction; a forecast. (noun)
  • To foresee. (verb-transitive)

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 "prevision" in a sentence
  • "What so baffles our prevision is the shifting part played by the margin and focus -- in fact, by each element by itself of the margin or focus -- in calling up the next ideas."
  • "But however this may be, it is clear that as fast as the notion of equality gained definiteness, so fast did that lowest kind of quantitative prevision which is achieved without any instrumental aid, become possible."
  • "Whatever was done was the completion of previous government plans, no new investment, no consideration for population growth and what is worse, no prevision to fight a new El Niño effect already felt in 2003-2004."