prescient[prĕshˈənt, -ē-ənt, prēˈshənt, -shē-ənt]
- The definition of prescient is knowing what is going to happen before it happens.
A fortune teller who can tell the future is an example of someone who is prescient.
prescient definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to prescience.
- Possessing prescience.
Origin: 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.
- preˈscient·ly adverb
Variant of prescience
Origin: Old French ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin praescientia ; from Classical Latin praescire, to know beforehand: see pre- and amp; science