Definition of anticipative in English:

anticipative

adjective

See anticipate

  • ‘At least sixty bands will be showcased nationwide to an increasingly eager and anticipative UK and Irish record company audience.’
  • ‘Essentially, the system senses the driving conditions and makes corrections and adjustments (to the brakes, throttle, steering) as required, but in such a way that it is more anticipative rather than reactive.’
  • ‘Jameson's ‘sort of anticipative wisdom’ draws attention to a symbolic significance in the lichen beyond its practical use as mattress and food.’
  • ‘The terrain and weather conditions on Attu placed the logisticians in a reactive instead of an anticipative mode throughout most of the operation.’
  • ‘Well, number one, we have to have an anticipative security program at every airport.’

Pronunciation

anticipative

/ˌanˈtɪsɪpeɪtɪv/