A fortune teller looking into her crystal ball.
A fortune teller who can tell the future is an example of someone who is prescient.
- Of or relating to prescience.
- Possessing prescience.
Origin of prescientFrench 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.
(comparative more prescient, superlative most prescient)
- Having knowledge of events before they take place; possessing or exhibiting prescience.
From Latin praescire (“know beforehand"), from prae + scire.