hind|sight

hind|sight
hind|sight «HYND SYT», noun.
1. the ability to see, after the event is over, what should have been done: »

With the invaluable aid of hindsight, it is possible to see that throughout all the early months the stage was being set for the final disaster (Harper's).

2. the rear sight of a firearm.
[American English, formed as opposite of foresight]

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