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English definition of “forethought”

forethought

noun [U]     /ˈfɔː.θɔːt/ US  /ˈfɔːr.θɑːt/
the good judgment to consider the near future in your present actions: I'm glad I had the forethought to make a copy of the letter, as proof of what had been promised.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of forethought noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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