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



BrE BrE//fɔːˈsiːəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈsiːəbl//
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  • that you can predict will happen; that can be foreseen foreseeable risks/consequences There was no foreseeable possibility of such a plan being adopted. We have to take into account all foreseeable circumstances. opposite unforeseeable
  • Idioms
    for/in the foreseeable future
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    for/in the period of time when you can predict what is going to happen, based on the present circumstances The statue will remain in the museum for the foreseeable future. It's unlikely that the hospital will be closed in the foreseeable future (= soon).
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: foreseeable