forethought

[fawr-thawt, fohr-]
noun
1.
thoughtful provision beforehand; provident care; prudence.
2.
a thinking of something beforehand; previous consideration; anticipation.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English forthoght. See fore-, thought1


1. See prudence.
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forethought (ˈfɔːˌθɔːt)
 
n
1.  advance consideration or deliberation
2.  thoughtful anticipation of future events
 
fore'thoughtful
 
adj
 
fore'thoughtfully
 
adv
 
fore'thoughtfulness
 
n

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forethought
c.1300, from fore + thought.
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Example sentences
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.
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