Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Foreknowledge; previous knowledge; knowledge of events before they take place; foresight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight; foreknowledge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the power to foresee the future

Etymologies

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From French prescience, from Latin praescientia.

Examples

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  • See: clairvoyance

    October 12, 2008

  • the power to foresee the future

    Baxter's warnings about investing in technology stocks seemed like an act of prescience after the whole market declined significantly.

    October 12, 2016