Definition of forethought noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

forethought

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈfɔrθɔt//
 
[uncountable]
 
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  • careful thought to make sure that things are successful in the future Some forethought and preparation are necessary before you embark on the project. He had the forethought to make a reservation in advance. She was appalled at her own lack of forethought.
  • Idioms
    with malice aforethought(law)
     
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    with the deliberate intention of committing a crime or harming someone
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: forethought