foresightful

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