Prescient definition

prĕshənt, -ē-ənt, prēshənt, -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.

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Having knowledge of events before they take place; possessing or exhibiting prescience.
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Of or relating to prescience.
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Possessing prescience.
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Origin of prescient

  • French from Old French from Latin praesciēns praescient- present participle of praescīre to know beforehand prae- pre- scīre to know skei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin praescire (“know beforehand"), from prae + scire.

    From Wiktionary