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foreknowledge

[fawr-nol-ij, fohr-, fawr-nol-ij, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌnɒl ɪdʒ, ˈfoʊr-, fɔrˈnɒl ɪdʒ, foʊr-/
noun
1.
knowledge of something before it exists or happens; prescience:
Did you have any foreknowledge of the scheme?
Origin of foreknowledge
1525-1535
1525-35; fore- + knowledge
Synonyms
presentiment, premonition; foresightedness.
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n.

1530s, from fore- + knowledge. Cf. foreknow "to know beforehand" (late 14c.).

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