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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.
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But how about the foresight and the moral retrogression?"
"Here is the foresight," said he putting his finger upon the little disc and loop of the hat-securer.
Soon, however, prudence and foresight drew the young couple from their Eden; it was necessary to work to live.
But later on, to fit what had occurred, the historians provided cunningly devised evidence of the foresight and genius the generals who, of all the blind tools of history were the most enslaved and involuntary.
Already the Bell System has gone far in this direction by organizing what might fairly be called a foresight department.
It's of no use to have foresight when you are dealing with an idiot: he is not to be calculated upon.
The old lady nodded the satisfaction which this proof of the surly man's foresight imparted to her feelings; and the surly man giving a smart lash to the chubby horse, they all repaired to Mr.
So far it was all as she had foreseen; but on entering the house she beheld what no foresight had taught her to expect.
This meeting with William and Dora was fortunate from the point of view of my studies; for that very night, as I dined with them en pension, I found that providence, with his usual foresight, had placed me next to a very charming American girl of the type that I was particularly wishful to study.
And let no one fancy that the author was at all astray when he compared the friendship of these animals to that of men; for men have received many lessons from beasts, and learned many important things, as, for example, the clyster from the stork, vomit and gratitude from the dog, watchfulness from the crane, foresight from the ant, modesty from the elephant, and loyalty from the horse.
Does it not argue a superintending Providence that, while viewless and unexpected events thrust themselves continually athwart our path, there should still be regularity enough in mortal life to render foresight even partially available?
The part which provoked her most, was that in all this waste of foresight and caution, she should have lost the right moment for seeing whether he saw them.