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anticipation

US [ænˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [æn.tɪsɪ'peɪʃ(ə)n]
  • n.预期;期望;预计;预料
  • Web预测;期待;预判
Plural Form:anticipations  
Anticipation
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n.
1.
预料;预期;预见;预计the fact of seeing that sth might happen in the future and perhaps doing sth about it now
He bought extra food in anticipation of more people coming than he'd invited.
他预料来的客人会比邀请的多,就多买了食物。
2.
期盼;期望a feeling of excitement about sth (usually sth good) that is going to happen
happy/eager/excited anticipation
愉快的╱殷切的╱激动的期盼
The courtroom was filled with anticipation.
法庭上人们满怀期望的心情。

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