Definitions of prevision
  1. noun
    the power to foresee the future
    synonyms: prescience
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    capacity, mental ability
    the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
  2. noun
    seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
    synonyms: farsightedness, foresight, prospicience
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    type of:
    a clear and certain mental apprehension
  3. noun
    a prophetic vision (as in a dream)
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    type of:
    a vivid mental image
  4. noun
    the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
    synonyms: anticipation, prediction
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    a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
    prognostication, prophecy, vaticination
    knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
    adumbration, foreshadowing, prefiguration
    the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    crystal gazing
    staring into a crystal ball to arouse visions of future or distant events
    divination, foretelling, fortune telling, soothsaying
    the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
    type of:
    abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning
    thinking that is coherent and logical
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