prevision

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prevision the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
    • n prevision a prophetic vision (as in a dream)
    • n prevision seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
    • n prevision the power to foresee the future
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prevision Foresight; foreknowledge; prescience.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prevision The act of foreseeing; foresight; foreknowledge; prescience.
    • n prevision A specific act of foresight or prescience.
    • n prevision Synonyms See inference.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prevision foresight: foreknowledge
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Quotations

  • Henri Frederic Amiel
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    “Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.”
  • Barrett Wendell
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    “Words and sentences are subject to revision; paragraphs and whole compositions are subjects of prevision.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. prévision,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. prævidēre, prævisum, to foresee—præ, before, vidēre, to see.

Usage

In literature:

It was a prevision of this hour.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
The correctness of Mr. Gallatin's prevision was soon apparent.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
Nor is this the direst of his previsions.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
The party had found the four, but his prevision had not failed him.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
This, possibly, is the secret of Future Time Clairvoyance, Prevision, Second Sight, etc.
"Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers" by Bhakta Vishita
Perhaps it was a prevision.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
I have kept this little slip, not with the least idea, not with the faintest prevision, that I should ever have this need of it.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Now, more than ever, he gave the impression of exaggerated watchfulness, as if he attempted prevision of the detective's questions.
"No Clue" by James Hay
Are not simple conception and prevision subjective ends pure and simple?
"The Will to Believe" by William James
The previsions of the clerk who resigned were realized.
"The Conspirators" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
It is now clear that his instinct was sure, his prevision acute.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 23, 1914" by Various
Arthur's prevision came true.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
But no such prevision was vouchsafed them.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
Bessel's prevision was destined to be still more triumphantly vindicated.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
The framers of that Constitution seem to have been endowed with an abnormal amount of prevision.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
Like them I had no prevision as to where I was going or what was to become of me.
"The High Heart" by Basil King
His prevision was correct.
"Makers of Modern Medicine" by James J. Walsh
My previsions have been fulfilled.
"The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2" by Eugène Sue
Indeed, in my experience, it is always the long-prevised calamity which causes most dismay.
"First Person Paramount" by Ambrose Pratt
This seems to indicate both purpose and prevision on his part.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
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In poetry:

All else grows tame, the sky's one blue,
The one long languish of the rose,
But these, beyond prevision new,
Shall charm and startle to the close.
"The Discovery" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Valassis Acquires Majority Stake in PreVision .
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In science:

Let (θt )t≥0 be a previsible process in (Rd )∗ with |θt | ≤ η for all t.
Structure of large random hypergraphs
In the latter case, the L-action on G/H is said to be previsible ([9, Definition 3.1.1]) if LG′H contains an open subset of G.
A generalized Cartan decomposition for the double coset space U(n_1) x U(n_2) x U(n_3)) U(n) / U(p) x U(q)
The condition (ii) implies that the L-action on G/H is previsible (see Definition 7.1).
A generalized Cartan decomposition for the double coset space U(n_1) x U(n_2) x U(n_3)) U(n) / U(p) x U(q)
The results are compared with the previsions of Ref. and with the recent COUPP result, and their implications assessed in Sec. 4. The conclusions identify several problems associated with this particular detector which must be addressed prior to its search application.
A CF3I-based SDD Prototype for Spin-independent Dark Matter Searches
We recall that the process {Ns} = {SXθi+s∧Kt } is a supermartingale. and that there exists a previsible and non-decreasing process As such that Ns + As is a martingale.
A central limit theorem for random walk in random environment on marked Galton-Watson trees
Goldstein, “The Prevision of a Prevision,” J.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
La pr´evision: Ses lois logiques, ses sources sub jectives.
Free randomness can be amplified
The rows which we have just defined among them in the previsous sub-section are the rows along which we shall construct the bases of the implementation of the trilaterals.
About the domino problem in the hyperbolic plane, a new solution
The values are the analytic previsions at the infinite limit and the ones obtained for experiments with networks of N = 100 000 nodes.
Impact of Random Failures and Attacks on Poisson and Power-Law Random Networks
First, Poisson networks may have a quite large threshold when their average degree grows (which appears from both analytic previsions and experiments).
Impact of Random Failures and Attacks on Poisson and Power-Law Random Networks
This is already true from the analytic previsions, and even more pronounced for experiments.
Impact of Random Failures and Attacks on Poisson and Power-Law Random Networks
The values are the analytic previsions at the infinite limit and the ones obtained for experiments with networks of N = 100 000 nodes.
Impact of Random Failures and Attacks on Poisson and Power-Law Random Networks
This is true for the analytic previsions, but experiments differ significantly, which deserves more discussion.
Impact of Random Failures and Attacks on Poisson and Power-Law Random Networks
The values are the analytic previsions at the infinite limit and the ones obtained for experiments with networks of N = 100 000 nodes.
Impact of Random Failures and Attacks on Poisson and Power-Law Random Networks
The right hand side of the previsible estimate (22) involves just the value of the martingale at time k − 1, and not the entire history of the martingale up to time k − 1.
A thin-thick Decomposition for Hardy Martingales
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