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[om-nish-uh ns] /ɒmˈnɪʃ əns/
the quality or state of being omniscient.
infinite knowledge.
(initial capital letter) God.
Origin of omniscience
1605-15; < Medieval Latin omniscientia, equivalent to Latin omni- omni- + scientia knowledge; see science Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then he decided for what he believed quite firmly to be omniscience.

    The World Set Free Herbert George Wells
  • But I perceive now that my thought was a seed containing my omniscience in microcosm.

    Fantazius Mallare Ben Hecht
  • But Israel's faith rested upon glories in the Divine nature of which omniscience was the mere consequence.

    The Expositor's Bible George Adam Smith
  • Do you insist on being the only and perfect embodiment of omniscience?

    A Young Man in a Hurry Robert W. Chambers
  • We are not believers, like some folks, in the omniscience of even Shakspeare.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • If so, we defend freedom at the expense of God's omniscience.

Word Origin and History for omniscience

1610s, from Medieval Latin omniscientia "all-knowledge," from Latin omnis "all" (see omni-) + scientia "knowledge" (see science).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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