foresight

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noun fore·sight \ˈfȯr-ˌsīt\

Definition of foresight

  1. 1 :  an act or the power of foreseeing :  prescience Through foresight she could tell what the outcome would be.

  2. 2 :  provident care :  prudence had the foresight to invest his money wisely

  3. 3 :  an act of looking forward; also :  a view forward

foresighted

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foresightedly

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foresightedness

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foresightful

play \ˈfȯr-ˌsīt-fəl\ adjective

Examples of foresight in a sentence

  1. They had the foresight to invest the money wisely.

  2. His career choice shows a lack of foresight.

14th Century

First Known Use of foresight

14th century


FORESIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

foresight

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noun fore·sight \ˈfȯr-ˌsīt\

Definition of foresight for English Language Learners

  • : the ability to see what will or might happen in the future


FORESIGHT Defined for Kids

foresight

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noun fore·sight \ˈfȯr-ˌsīt\

Definition of foresight for Students

  1. 1 :  the ability to see what will or might happen in the future

  2. 2 :  care for the future :  prudence She had the foresight to save for college.



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