pre·​vi·​sion | \ prē-ˈvi-zhən How to pronounce prevision (audio) \

Definition of prevision

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previsioned; previsioning\ prē-​ˈvi-​zhə-​niŋ How to pronounce prevision (audio) , -​ˈvizh-​niŋ \
Definition of prevision (Entry 2 of 2)

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previsional \ prē-​ˈvizh-​nəl How to pronounce prevision (audio) , -​ˈvi-​zhə-​nᵊl \ adjective
previsionary \ prē-​ˈvi-​zhə-​ˌner-​ē How to pronounce prevision (audio) \ adjective

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Examples of prevision in a Sentence

Verb he claimed to have previsioned the crash of the stock market
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Another controversial prevision among those on Capitol Hill is a phone records program that grants the government the ability to request metadata such as the dates and senders of cellular communications — but not the content of those messages. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Trump rejects extension of surveillance law without FISA reforms in meeting with Republicans," 3 Mar. 2020 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


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prevision


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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“Prevision.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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