foreguess
Verb

foreguess (foreguesses, present participle foreguessing; past and past participle foreguessed)

  1. (transitive) To guess beforehand.
  2. (transitive) To forecast.
  3. (transitive) To anticipate; expect.
  4. (transitive) To conjecture; assume.
Noun

foreguess (plural foreguesses)

  1. A conjecture; an assumption.
    • 1887, The Scottish review:
      […] the idea – to put it in chemical language – that an allotropic form of gold may be discovered, so far from being an outcome of superstitious ignorance, was a foreguess of genius, which has led to brilliant and momentous discoveries, of which we are nearer to the cradle than to the maturity.



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