anticipation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"anticipation" in British English

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anticipationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ænˌtɪs.ɪˈpeɪ.ʃən/
C2 a ​feeling of ​excitement about something that is going to ​happen in the near ​future: As with most ​pleasures, it's not so much the ​experience itself as the anticipation that is ​enjoyable. The ​postponement of the film's ​sequel has ​heldcinemagoers in eager anticipation for several ​months.in anticipation (of) C2 in ​preparation for something ​happening: She's ​evendecorated the ​spareroom in anticipation of ​yourvisit.
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(Definition of anticipation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"anticipation" in American English

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anticipationnoun [U]

 us   /ænˌtɪs·əˈpeɪ·ʃən/
Anticipation is also a ​feeling of ​excitement about something that is going to ​happen in the near ​future: Skiers ​lookforward to the first ​snow of ​winter with ​eager anticipation.
(Definition of anticipation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “anticipation”
in Arabic تَوَقُّع…
in Korean 기대…
in Portuguese expectativa…
in Catalan expectació…
in Japanese (わくわくする)期待…
in Chinese (Simplified) 期望,盼望…
in Turkish ümit, beklenti…
in Russian ожидание, предвкушение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 期望,盼望…
in Italian attesa…
in Polish oczekiwanie, niecierpliwość…
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