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forethought

[fawr-thawt, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌθɔt, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
thoughtful provision beforehand; provident care; prudence.
2.
a thinking of something beforehand; previous consideration; anticipation.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English forthoght. See fore-, thought1
Synonyms
1. See prudence.
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Examples from the web for forethought
  • It requires considerable forethought and prior planning, negotiation and deliberation.
  • Vulnerabilities must be avoided with forethought and careful design.
  • Treat publishing as a forethought, not an afterthought.
  • Any movement, however slight, required forethought and planning.
  • He displayed no forethought about or interest in tomorrow.
  • Grants that are submitted by multi-agencies shows planning and forethought and will be look upon favorably.
  • However, a little practice and forethought can make the job easier and safer.
  • With a little forethought much of these materials can be diverted from landfills.
  • Crash prevention involves proper planning and forethought.
  • Useful indexing requires careful planning and forethought before any actual imaging begins.
British Dictionary definitions for forethought

forethought

/ˈfɔːˌθɔːt/
noun
1.
advance consideration or deliberation
2.
thoughtful anticipation of future events
Derived Forms
forethoughtful, adjective
forethoughtfully, adverb
forethoughtfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for forethought
n.

c.1300, from fore- + thought. Old English had foreðencan "to premeditate, consider."

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