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look ahead

1. Literally, to look forward. Look ahead and see if you can see the exit sign.
2. To think about and perhaps try to anticipate what may happen in the future. When you're making a big decision, try to look ahead and think about what will happen after you make that choice. If we want to come up with a huge seller, we can't just look at the market now—we need to look ahead.
See also: ahead, look

look ahead

v.
1. To cast one's gaze forward: The passengers looked ahead toward the horizon to keep from getting seasick.
2. To think about the future: After months of work, we looked ahead to summer vacation.
See also: ahead, look
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In Look AHEAD, essential elements of behavior modification included motivational interviewing (all interventionists in the trial were trained in this technique) and educating patients about self-monitoring (food diaries, records), goal setting, stimulus control, problem solving, and relapse prevention.
After one year, Look AHEAD participants' adiposity (a measure of total fat), fitness, blood glucose levels, and fat levels were, on average, significantly improved.
"Improvements in glucose control achieved with the intensive lifestyle intervention in Look AHEAD were associated with a decrease in CRP levels independently of changes in weight, fitness, and lipid control.
"Look Ahead" control logic increases the throughput rates on model 1265 ESAC (electronic sensing accumulation conveyor).
This year's PMA roundtable event will look ahead at what industry leaders foresee in the future, including problems and solutions, pluses and minuses.
We will report what businessmen need to know to look ahead and make the decisions that help them stay ahead."
He believed that Caux could also make a valuable contribution to the process of working through history in Switzerland and Europe: `We cannot look ahead without analyzing the errors and omissions of the past.'
It will leave them desperately short of other choices as they seek not only to select a squad for the final Test, but also look ahead to the tour party for South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Running on a Pentium-based desktop computer, Logistello can check about 160,000 disk arrangements per second in the middle of a game, allowing it to look ahead roughly 10 moves in order to find the best possible disk placement.
Therefore, I would advise CPA educators to put more emphasis on teaching students how to look ahead and develop business strategies."
The control will need to perform five-axis transformation, look ahead, ART, CAD-CAM, and have increased ability to handle data.
The book finishes with a look ahead, outlining what the authors believe will be the future directions of quality assurance efforts.
"Most of my members think they have to look ahead and keep up with their service."
Evan, Reeve, Emily and Jim review the winners and losers of the 2012 election cycle and look ahead to what it all means for Texas, particularly with regard to the 2014 gubernatorial race.