Noun anticipation has 5 senses
  1. anticipation, expectancy - pleasurable expectation
    --1 is a kind of expectation
    --1 has particulars: suspense; fever; hope
  2. anticipation, expectancy - something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"
    --2 is a kind of expectation, outlook, prospect
    --2 has particulars: life expectancy
  3. prediction, anticipation, prevision - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
    --3 is a kind of reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought
    --3 has particulars:
     projection; prophecy, prognostication, vaticination; prefiguration, foreshadowing, adumbration
  4. anticipation - some early entity whose type or style anticipates a later one; "there were many anticipations of Darwinian theory"; "the hour glass was an anticipation of the clock"
    --4 is a kind of
  5. anticipation, expectation - wishing with confidence of fulfillment
    --5 is a kind of hopefulness