Definition of anticipation
- hired more security guards in anticipation of a large crowd
- looked forward with anticipation to their arrival
She had a feeling of great anticipation before her graduation ceremony.
He looked forward to the party with anticipation.
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: a feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen
: the act of preparing for something
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