Meaning of ANTICIPATORY in English


 ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷pəˌtōrē, -ȯrē, -ri, or chiefly Brit -ˌpā_tə- adjective

1. : characterized by anticipation

could scarcely repress the anticipatory shiver — Mary Austin

: anticipating

an elder who has given a child a gift and waits, anticipatory , for delighted thanks — J.H.Wheelwright

2. : standing as formal subject or object in place of a following word or word group especially when it is the logical subject or object

it in it is customary to kiss the bride and in he found it necessary to tell us or French c' in c'est à vous que je parle “it is to you that I am speaking” or German es in es ist möglich, dass er kommen wird “it is possible that he will come” are anticipatory

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