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Meaning of “anticipation” - Learner’s Dictionary

anticipation

noun [U]     /ænˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃən/
the excited feeling of waiting for something to happen: The children were breathless with anticipation.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasmPlanning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
in anticipation (of)
in preparation for something happening: She's even decorated the spare room in anticipation of your visit.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
Translations of “anticipation”
in Korean 기대…
in Arabic تَوَقُّع…
in Portuguese expectativa…
in Catalan expectació…
in Japanese (わくわくする)期待…
in Italian attesa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 期望,盼望…
in Russian ожидание, предвкушение…
in Turkish ümit, beklenti…
in Chinese (Simplified) 期望,盼望…
in Polish oczekiwanie, niecierpliwość…
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