Definition of prevision in US English:



  • See previse

    • ‘Unfortunately, for obtaining a prevision of such events, not a penny was spent.’
    • ‘And therefore it is called not prevision but providence, because set far from the lowest of things it looks forward on all things as though from the highest peak of the world.’
    • ‘Is the appearance of design in organisms (as exhibited in their functional complexity) the result of purely natural forces acting without prevision or teleology?’
    • ‘The only fiction which she ever wrote in the first person, it tells of a young man, Latimer, whose dubious gift of prevision causes him repeatedly to relive the moment of his approaching death.’
    • ‘Darwin's claim to fame was to argue that natural forces, lacking any purposiveness or prevision of future possibilities, likewise have the power to choose via natural selection.’