Parapsychology the perception of an event, condition, etc. before it occurs, esp. by extrasensory powers
Origin of precognitionLate Latin praecognitio ; from Classical Latin praecognitus, past participle of praecognoscere, to foreknow ; from prae-, pre- + cognoscere, to know: see cognition
Knowledge of something in advance of its occurrence, especially by extrasensory perception; clairvoyance.
(countable and uncountable, plural precognitions)