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)