Foresight


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foresight

[′fȯr‚sīt]
(engineering)
A sight or bearing on a new survey point, taken in a forward direction and made in order to determine its elevation.
A sight on a previously established survey point, taken in order to close a circuit.
A reading taken on a level rod to determine the elevation of the point on which the rod rests when read. Also known as minus sight.

Foresight

(graphics, tool)
A software product from Nu Thena providing graphical modelling tools for high level system design and simulation.
References in classic literature ?
de Balzac, whose foresight is so remarkably at home in the future.
The two young men were the only talkers, but they, standing by the fire, talked over the too common neglect of the qualification, the total inattention to it, in the ordinary school-system for boys, the consequently natural, yet in some instances almost unnatural, degree of ignorance and uncouthness of men, of sensible and well-informed men, when suddenly called to the necessity of reading aloud, which had fallen within their notice, giving instances of blunders, and failures with their secondary causes, the want of management of the voice, of proper modulation and emphasis, of foresight and judgment, all proceeding from the first cause: want of early attention and habit; and Fanny was listening again with great entertainment.
And then, a thing sufficiently disquieting for a man with such foresight as our musketeer, he found himself alone; and even the friendship of Athos could not restore his confidence.
Just a month from this day, on September 20, 1850, I shall be sitting in this chair, in this study, at ten o'clock at night, longing to die, weary of incessant insight and foresight, without delusions and without hope.
In this welcome provision she recognized her mother's foresight, and, on examining the gifts, she found a purse, in which the baroness had put the money belonging to her daughter, adding to it the amount of her own savings.
I seem to be in the grasp of some resistless, inexorable evil, which no foresight and no precautions can guard against.
Also the foresight and prevention, that there be no likely or fit head, whereunto discontented persons may resort, and under whom they may join, is a known, but an excellent point of caution.
Welland that her son-in-law showed so little foresight in planning his days.
He told her of horses which he had bought for a trifle and sold for incredible sums; of racing matches, in which his judgment had infallibly foretold the winner; of shooting parties, in which he had killed more birds (though without having one good shot) than all his companions together; and described to her some famous day's sport, with the fox-hounds, in which his foresight and skill in directing the dogs had repaired the mistakes of the most experienced huntsman, and in which the boldness of his riding, though it had never endangered his own life for a moment, had been constantly leading others into difficulties, which he calmly concluded had broken the necks of many.
One doubted, the other believed; one had a prudent foresight, the other blind confidence.
Irresolution, incompetence, want of foresight, and lack of determination.
Everything had been calculated with a depth of precognition which, for the first time in thirty years, recalled to him the solid foresight and inflexible logic of the great cardinal.