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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 ?
But how about the foresight and the moral retrogression?
Soon, however, prudence and foresight drew the young couple from their Eden; it was necessary to work to live.
It is in vain to hope to guard against events too mighty for human foresight or precaution, and it would be idle to object to a government because it could not perform impossibilities.
The foresight of the convention has accordingly taken care that the progress of population may be accompanied with a proper increase of the representative branch of the government.
By careful selection they rear only the hardiest specimens of each species, and with almost supernatural foresight they regulate the birth rate to merely offset the loss by death.
One doubted, the other believed; one had a prudent foresight, the other blind confidence.