prescient[prĕshˈənt, -ē-ənt, prēˈshənt, -shē-ənt]
The definition of prescient is knowing what is going to happen before it happens.adjective
A fortune teller who can tell the future is an example of someone who is prescient.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: OFr < LL(Ec) praescientia < L praescire, to know beforehand: see pre- & science
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