\antˈɪsɪpˈe͡ɪʃən], \antˈɪsɪpˈeɪʃən], \a_n_t_ˈɪ_s_ɪ_p_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of ANTICIPATION
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
In patent law, a situation in which an invention is "anticipated" by being too similar to an earlier invention to be considered novel. Because novelty is a requirement for a patent, anticipated inventions are not patentable. Anticipation can occur when a prior invention or printed publication matches all of the primary characteristics of the invention, or it can happen when the invention is displayed or offered for sale more than a year prior to filing a patent application. For example, a bird owner invents a device to keep her bird from picking at its tail feathers. She applies for a patent, but her application is rejected on the ground that the same device was in use 3500 years ago in Egypt. In patent-speak, the inventor's creation has been anticipated by previous developments (the prior art.)
By Oddity Software
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Daniel Lyons
The act of anticipating; foretaste; preconception; expectation; the occurrence of any affection before the usual time.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.