Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Forethought'
- planning or plotting in advance of acting [syn: premeditation]
- judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care" [syn: caution, precaution, care]
- Forethought \Fore"thought`\, a.
Thought of, or planned, beforehand; aforethought; prepense;
hence, deliberate. ``Forethought malice.'' --Bacon.
- Forethought \Fore"thought`\, n.
A thinking or planning beforehand; prescience; premeditation;
forecast; provident care.
A sphere that will demand from him forethought,
courage, and wisdom. --I. Taylor.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Forethought'
Foresight is the ability to predict, or the action of predicting, what will happen or what is needed in the future. Studies suggest that much of human daily thought is directed towards potential future events. Because of this and its role in human control on the planet, the nature and evolution of foresight is an important topic in psychology(episodic memory).
In management a review, analysis, and synthesis of past definitions and usages of the foresight concept into a generic definition, in order to make the concept measurable has classified foresight as a behaviour (covert and/or overt).
Specifically, foresight has been defined as:
"Degree of analyzing present contingencies and degree of moving the analysis of present contingencies across time, and degree of analyzing a desired future state or states a degree ahead in time with regard to contingencies under control, as well as degree of analyzing courses of action a degree ahead in time to arrive at the desired future state."[See more about Forethought at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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'Forethought' in famous quotation sentence
* The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten. - Arthur Schopenhauer
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