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prescient

[presh-uhnt, ‐ee-uhnt pree-shuhnt, ‐shee-uhnt]
adjective
having prescience, or knowledge of things or events before they exist or happen; having foresight: The prescient economist was one of the few to see the financial collapse coming.

presciently, adverb
nonprescient, adjective
nonpresciently, adverb
unprescient, adjective
unpresciently, adverb
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prescience

[presh-uhns, -ee-uhns, pree-shuhns, -shee-uhns]
noun
knowledge of things before they exist or happen; foreknowledge; foresight.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Late Latin praescientia foreknowledge. See pre-, science

prescient, adjective
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prescience (ˈprɛsɪəns)
 
n
knowledge of events before they take place; foreknowledge
 
[C14: from Latin praescīre to foreknow, from prae before + scīre to know]
 
'prescient
 
adj
 
'presciently
 
adv

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prescience
late 14c., from L.L. praescientia "fore-knowledge," from *praescientem, prp. of *praescire "to know in advance," from L. prae- "before" + scire "to know" (see science).

prescient
1620s, from Fr. prescient (15c.), from L. praescientem, prp. of praescire (see prescience).
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