- The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or
considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural
order. - Previous view or impression of what is to happen;
instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast; as, the anticipation of the
joys of heaven. - Hasty notion; intuitive preconception. - The commencing of one or more tones of a chord with
or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord.