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See also: previsión and prévision


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Borrowed from French prévision, from Old French, from Late Latin praevisio, praevisionem, from Latin praevideo.



prevision (countable and uncountable, plural previsions)

  1. Advance knowledge; foresight.
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      it was the beginning for her of a deeper prevision that, in spite of Miss Overmore's brilliancy and Mrs. Wix's passion, she should live to see a change in the nature of the struggle she appeared to have come into the world to produce.
    • 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.21:
      The whole discussion is concerned with City States, and there is no prevision of their obsolescence.
  2. A prediction.


prevision (third-person singular simple present previsions, present participle previsioning, simple past and past participle previsioned)

  1. To predict or envision the future.