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English definition of “forethought”

forethought

noun [U] uk   /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.
(Definition of forethought from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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