prevision

noun
pre·vi·sion | \prē-ˈvi-zhən \

Definition of prevision 

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prevision

verb
previsioned; previsioning\prē-ˈvi-zhə-niŋ, -ˈvizh-niŋ \

Definition of prevision (Entry 2 of 2)

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Noun

previsional \prē-ˈvizh-nəl, -ˈvi-zhə-nᵊl \ adjective
previsionary \prē-ˈvi-zhə-ˌner-ē \ adjective

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Synonyms: Verb

anticipate, divine, foreknow, foresee

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Verb

he claimed to have previsioned the crash of the stock market

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The discovery confirmed a century-old prediction made by Albert Einstein, the last major prevision of his theory of general relativity that had remained unverified. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UWM team deeply involved in Nobel-winning work on gravitational waves," 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of prevision

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prevision

Noun

Middle English previsioun, from Middle French prevision, from Late Latin praevision-, praevisio, from Latin praevidēre to foresee, from prae- + vidēre to see — more at wit

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