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an·tic·i·pa·tion

anticipation

 
pronunciation:
aen tI s peI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of anticipating.
In anticipation of the hero's arrival, the people tied ribbons around the trees.
synonyms:
expectation, expecting
similar words:
prediction, prevention
definition 2: the condition of expecting or hoping.
The fans were filled with anticipation as the teams took their positions.
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synonyms:
expectation
similar words:
hope, prospect