Meaning of “foreseeable” in the English Dictionary


"foreseeable" in English

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uk /fɔːˈsiː.ə.bəl/ us /fɔːrˈsiː.ə.bəl/

A foreseeable event or situation is one that can be known about or guessed before it happens.

in/for the foreseeable future

C2 as far into the future as you can imagine or plan for:

I'll be living here for the foreseeable future.
He asked me if there was any point in the foreseeable future when I'd like to have children.

(Definition of “foreseeable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"foreseeable" in American English

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foreseeableadjective [ not gradable ]

us /fɔrˈsi·ə·bəl, foʊr-, fər-/

able to be understood in advance:

Unfortunately, he was likely to remain in power for the foreseeable future (= for a long time, beyond which no one could say what would happen).

(Definition of “foreseeable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)