un-foreseeable

foresee

[fawr-see, fohr-]
verb (used with object), foresaw, foreseen, foreseeing.
1.
to have prescience of; to know in advance; foreknow.
2.
to see beforehand.
verb (used without object), foresaw, foreseen, foreseeing.
3.
to exercise foresight.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English foresēon. See fore-, see1

foreseeable, adjective
foreseeability, noun
foreseer, noun
unforeseeable, adjective
unforeseeableness, noun
unforeseeably, adverb
unforeseeing, adjective
unforeseen, adjective
well-foreseen, adjective


1. divine, discern. See predict.
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foresee (fɔːˈsiː)
 
vb , -sees, -seeing, -saw, -seen
(tr; may take a clause as object) to see or know beforehand: he did not foresee that
 
fore'seeable
 
adj
 
fore'seer
 
n

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foresee
O.E. forseon "have a premonition," from fore- "before" + seon "to see, see ahead." Related: Foresaw; foreseeable; foreseen.
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