prevision

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noun

pre·​vi·​sion prē-ˈvi-zhən How to pronounce prevision (audio)
previsional
prē-ˈvizh-nəl How to pronounce prevision (audio)
-ˈvi-zhə-nᵊl
adjective
previsionary adjective

prevision

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verb

previsioned; previsioning prē-ˈvi-zhə-niŋ How to pronounce prevision (audio)
-ˈvizh-niŋ

Examples of prevision in a Sentence

Verb he claimed to have previsioned the crash of the stock market
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
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, 3 Oct. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prevision was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Prevision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prevision. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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