Pronunciation: (fôr'sīt", fōr'-),[key] —n. 1. care or provision for the future; provident care; prudence.
2. the act or power of foreseeing; prevision; prescience.
3. an act of looking forward.
4. knowledge or insight gained by or as by looking forward; a view of the future.
5. Survey. a. a sight or reading taken on a forward point.
b. (in leveling) a rod reading on a point the elevation of which is to be determined.