from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to prescience.
- adj. Possessing prescience.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having knowledge of events before they take place; possessing or exhibiting prescience.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having knowledge of coming events; foreseeing; conscious beforehand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Foreknowing; having knowledge of events before they take place.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. perceiving the significance of events before they occur
Whether Stephenson's vision of a totally privatized America will turn out to be equally prescient is at least one theme of Jody Freeman and Martha Minow's edited volume, Government by Contract.
Buckley warned in prescient terms against what would become the Rovite heresy at the Xth Party Congress in 1976.
He's made some bad ones, to be sure - he was notably burned by telecom companies during the dotcom bust - but over the course of a few decades of investing, Gilder has become known as a prescient technophile.
Look up the word prescient, then reread the last few posts.
In a groundbreaking new book that Publishers Weekly has already called "prescient" -
In 2007, Mr. Dai gave up a manufacturing business he had run for years and switched to credit guarantee, a change of course he jokingly calls "prescient" in light of the funding plight facing small manufacturers now.
(Recall his prescient volume "Condi vs. Hillary," published before the 2008 Presidential election campaign.)
I can recall a prescient political cartoon about candidate Reagan from Pat Oliphant circa campaign 1976:
Few Israelis have yet publicly recalled the prescient remark of one of the fathers of modern Zionism, Chaim Weizmann: "The world will judge the Jewish state by the way it will treat the Arabs."
Ms. Willingham, 30, could not help but recall a prescient conversation she and her younger brother had recently.