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"foreseeable" in British English

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foreseeableadjective

uk   /fɔːˈsiː.ə.bl̩/  us   /fɔːr-/
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 ​longtime, beyond which no one could say what would ​happen).
(Definition of foreseeable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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