[n] the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
[n] something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"
[n] pleasurable expectation
[n] some early entity whose type or style anticipates a later one; "there were many anticipations of Darwinian theory"; "the hour glass was an anticipation of the clock"
[n] wishing with confidence of fulfillment