prescience


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pre·science

 (prĕsh′əns, -ē-əns, prē′shəns, -shē-əns)
n.
Knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight.

prescience

(ˈprɛsɪəns)
n
1. knowledge of events before they take place; foreknowledge
[C14: from Latin praescīre to foreknow, from prae before + scīre to know]
ˈprescient adj ˈpresciently adv

pre•science

(ˈprɛʃ əns, -i əns, ˈpri ʃəns, -ʃi əns)

n.
knowledge of things before they exist or happen; foreknowledge; foresight.
[1325–75; Middle English < Late Latin praescientia. See pre-, science]
pre′scient, adj.
pre′scient•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prescience - the power to foresee the future
mental ability, capacity - the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior

prescience

noun (Formal) foresight, clairvoyance, precognition, second sight, foreknowledge, prevision (rare) his prescience in forecasting the dreadful effects of nuclear weapons
Translations

prescience

[ˈpresɪəns] Nclarividencia f

prescience

[ˈprɛsiəns] nprescience f

prescience

[ˈprɛsɪəns] n (frm) → preveggenza
References in classic literature ?
Smith, when I next came into the country, would be that Barton cottage was taken: and I felt an immediate satisfaction and interest in the event, which nothing but a kind of prescience of what happiness I should experience from it, can account for.
Did she realize in a flash of prescience that there was no earthly future for our sweet Cecily?
Had he any prescience of the day, five years to come, when Josiah Bounderby of Coketown was to die of a fit in the Coketown street, and this same precious will was to begin its long career of quibble, plunder, false pretences, vile example, little service and much law?