anticipation (n.) Look up anticipation at
late 14c., "foreshadowing," from Latin anticipationem (nominative anticipatio) "preconception, preconceived notion," noun of action from past participle stem of anticipare "take (care of) ahead of time," literally "taking into possession beforehand," from anti, an old form of ante "before" (see ante-) + capere "to take," from PIE root *kap- "to grasp." Meaning "act of being before another in doing something" is from 1550s. Meaning "action of looking forward to" is from 1809.