Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to prescience.
  • adjective Possessing prescience.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Foreknowing; having knowledge of events before they take place.

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

  • adjective Having knowledge of coming events; foreseeing; conscious beforehand.

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

  • adjective Having knowledge of events before they take place; possessing or exhibiting prescience.

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

  • adjective perceiving the significance of events before they occur

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, from Latin praesciēns, praescient-, present participle of praescīre, to know beforehand : prae-, pre- + scīre, to know; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin praescire ("know beforehand"), from prae + scire.

Examples

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