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omniscience

[om-nish-uh ns] /ɒmˈnɪʃ əns/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being omniscient.
2.
infinite knowledge.
3.
(initial capital letter) God.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Medieval Latin omniscientia, equivalent to Latin omni- omni- + scientia knowledge; see science
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Examples for omniscience
  • One of my missions is to do away with the aura of omniscience that so often adorns wine writers.
  • History is the best antidote to delusions of omnipotence and omniscience.
  • To say that it has some defects is but to say that it is not the work of omniscience, but of human intellects.
  • The city is not disclosing the exact spots of the robotic eyes, perhaps to keep up a sense of ominous omniscience.
  • The technical benefits of new media to photojournalists in crisis zones are equivalent to unrefined digital omniscience.
  • Curious tales are told of his omnipresence, his omniscience.
  • The void, caused through retirement and promotion, is being filled with an influx of new staff with less omniscience.
  • Plating complains that nothing less than omniscience would do.
  • It is the principle element of omniscience, and therefore the resource from which all knowledge is extracted.
  • omniscience is not possible and, as long as this is remains the case, disasters will recur.
Word Origin and History for omniscience
omniscience
1610s, from M.L. omniscientia "all-knowledge," from L. omnis "all" (see omni-) + scientia "knowledge" (see science).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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