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Paying what is owed before it is due (usually to save interest charges).


1. The payment of a debt in full before it is due. Prepayment is good for the borrower because it relieves him/her of the debt, but it deprives the lender of interest he/she would have received otherwise. As a result, some lenders attach prepayment penalties to loans to disincentivize prepayments. Prepayment can me a major risk to collateralized mortgage obligations as coupon payments are based on interest received from the underlying mortgages. Less commonly, this is called anticipation. See also: Prepayment risk.

2. Payment in advance for a good or service not yet received.
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This fact, along with the presence of Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, American Express, National Discount Brokers and Datek Online makes 77 Hudson that much more important to the unique tenants that we anticipate leasing the building.
Does the controlled taxpayer reasonably anticipate that it will derive benefits from the use of covered intangibles?
The answers to these and similarly focused questions will allow the executive to anticipate if the other party's actions are likely to be supportive or hostile, to focus on short-term gains or long-term relationships, or to change the degree of dependence on, or interdependence with, the hospital.
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As guidance for the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, BluePoint anticipates having signed discount energy purchase agreement contracts (power projects) with customers representing revenue to BluePoint of $60 million, with significant upside potential based upon indications from our customers in connection with their concerns relative to the access, cost and reliability of electrical grids in territories in which they operate.
Applied Biosystems currently anticipates the acquisition will be dilutive in both fiscal 2007 and 2008, primarily due to R&D spending, commercialization activities and acquisition related amortization associated with APG.
The company did repurchase $222 million in shares in Q1 2006 but Fitch anticipates there will not be significant additional share repurchases in the near-term.
Management anticipates that actual fourth-quarter and fiscal 1992 results will be available in the second half of August.
The company anticipates Phase I water injection to commence in the second quarter of calendar year 2007, with initial response anticipated in the fourth calendar quarter of 2007.
Among other provisions, the Company anticipates that the Amended Facility will have the following features:
Realty Income further disclosed that it anticipates real estate portfolio acquisitions should exceed $575 million during 2006, assuming the transaction closes as anticipated.
Best anticipates that ACI will maintain excellent risk-adjusted capitalisation at year-end 2006, taking into account likely future dividend payments and strong investment income.