Definition of anticipatory adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

anticipatory

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ænˌtɪsɪˈpeɪtəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ænˈtɪsəpətɔːri//
 
(formal)
 
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done in order to prepare for something that you think might happen a fast anticipatory movement by the goalkeeper