- 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.
- 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.
Variant of prescience
Origin of prescienceOld French ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin praescientia ; from Classical Latin praescire, to know beforehand: see pre- and amp; science