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pre·scient(prĕsh′ənt, -ē-ənt, prē′shənt, -shē-ənt)
1. Of or relating to prescience.
2. Possessing prescience.
[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.]
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|Adj.||1.||prescient - perceiving the significance of events before they occur; "extraordinarily prescient memoranda on the probable course of postwar relations"-R.H.Rovere|
discerning - having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"