Etymology
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foresight (n.)

also fore-sight, early 14c., "insight obtained beforehand;" also "prudence," from fore- + sight (n.). Perhaps modeled on Latin providentia. Compare German Vorsicht "attention, caution, cautiousness."

updated on December 19, 2014

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Definitions of foresight from WordNet

foresight (n.)
providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future;
Synonyms: foresightedness / foresightfulness
foresight (n.)
seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing;
Synonyms: prevision / farsightedness / prospicience
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