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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Foresight

(graphics, tool)
A software product from Nu Thena providing graphical modelling tools for high level system design and simulation.
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Yet at least we can admire the wise Prearrangement which has ordained that, as they have no hopes, so they shall have no memory to recall, and no forethought to anticipate, the miseries and humiliations which are at once a necessity of their existence and the basis of the constitution of Flatland.
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But to go from here without a plan, without forethought, in the heat of a moment, is madder than madness, and can help nothing.
One might have fancied that Athos had educated him with the express forethought of such a great event.
To say nothing of Joshua Rann's fiddle, which, by an act of generous forethought, he had provided himself with, in case any one should be of sufficiently pure taste to prefer dancing to a solo on that instrument.
I had imagined now, from my previous observation of your character, that the sentimental delight you would have taken in your newly regained liberty would, for a while at least, have effaced all ideas of forethought and prudence.
The phase 2 review is a major move by the CCP and is meant to determine whether the merger will inadvertently or with forethought affect or bring up any competition concerns.
The 'local body elections' could have been planned with sensitive political forethought and as part of a consultative process for more inclusive and extensive participation.
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Sergeant Non Edwards said: "Unfortunately this type of crime is not uncommon in student accommodation but they could have been prevented with a little forethought. So we are encouraging students in particular to ensure they always secure their property and if they see any suspicious people to report it."
Thirdly, given the appalling lack of forethought on the "plan" by the Greater Huddersfield and Calderdale CCGs and the lack of information given to both the public in the so-called consultation, and subsequently to The Joint Scrutiny committee, should not the members of the CCGs either resign or be dismissed.