Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight; foreknowledge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Foreknowledge; previous knowledge; knowledge of events before they take place; foresight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the power to foresee the future

Etymologies

From French prescience, from Latin praescientia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • the power to foresee the future

    Baxter's warnings about investing in technology stocks seemed like an act of prescience after the whole market declined significantly.

    October 12, 2016

  • See: clairvoyance

    October 12, 2008