foresight

[fawr-sahyt, fohr-]
noun
1.
care or provision for the future; provident care; prudence.
2.
the act or power of foreseeing; prevision; prescience.
3.
an act of looking forward.
4.
knowledge or insight gained by or as by looking forward; a view of the future.
5.
Surveying.
a.
a sight or reading taken on a forward point.
b.
(in leveling) a rod reading on a point the elevation of which is to be determined.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English forsight. See fore-, sight

foresighted, adjective
foresightedly, adverb
foresightedness, noun
foresightful, adjective


1. See prudence. 4. foreknowledge.
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foresight (ˈfɔːˌsaɪt)
 
n
1.  provision for or insight into future problems, needs, etc
2.  the act or ability of foreseeing
3.  the act of looking forward
4.  surveying Compare backsight a reading taken looking forwards to a new station, esp in levelling from a point of known elevation to a point the elevation of which is to be determined
5.  the front sight on a firearm
 
fore'sighted
 
adj
 
fore'sightedly
 
adv
 
fore'sightedness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

foresight
c.1300, from fore + sight. Related: Foresighted.
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Computing Dictionary

Foresight definition

graphics, tool
A software product from Nu Thena providing graphical modelling tools for high level system design and simulation.
(1994-10-24)

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Example sentences
They must have the foresight and the imagination to see that all knowledge in
  some way, someday, will serve everyone.
Our new instructors could hardly be blamed for a certain impatience with our
  parents, who had been so lacking in foresight.
Marble was wearing sandals, of course, though he did have the foresight to
  layer heavy white socks underneath.
What they looked to enjoy were the fruits of their own valour and foresight.
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