foreknowledge

[fawr-nol-ij, fohr-, fawr-nol-ij, fohr-]
noun
knowledge of something before it exists or happens; prescience: Did you have any foreknowledge of the scheme?

Origin:
1525–35; fore- + knowledge


presentiment, premonition; foresightedness.
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foreknow (fɔːˈnəʊ)
 
vb , -knows, -knowing, -knew, -known
(tr) to know in advance
 
fore'knowable
 
adj
 
fore'knowledge
 
n
 
fore'knowingly
 
adv

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foreknowledge
1530s, from fore + knowledge.
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Example sentences
Overcoming these challenges takes foreknowledge of the park you are visiting.
Without foreknowledge of this sample space, one lacks the basis for compiling
  the appropriate statistics.
The reading took place without the foreknowledge of festival officials.
He expects a viewer to bring a foreknowledge and acceptance without which their
  behavior is, occasionally, vague and mystifying.
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