American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to prescience.
- adj. Possessing prescience.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Foreknowing; having knowledge of events before they take place.
- adj. Having knowledge of events before they take place; possessing or exhibiting prescience.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having knowledge of coming events; foreseeing; conscious beforehand.
- adj. perceiving the significance of events before they occur
- From Latin praescire ("know beforehand"), from prae + scire. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from Latin praesciēns, praescient-, present participle of praescīre, to know beforehand : prae-, pre- + scīre, to know. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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