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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 of omniscience
1605-1615
1605-15; < Medieval Latin omniscientia, equivalent to Latin omni- omni- + scientia knowledge; see science
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  • Then he decided for what he believed quite firmly to be omniscience.

    The World Set Free Herbert George Wells
  • Even the retail trade could not escape the omniscience of this control.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • 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
  • To God we apply the attributes of omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence.

    The Genius Margaret Horton Potter
  • We are not believers, like some folks, in the omniscience of even Shakspeare.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • In a word, omniscience would be necessary to enable one to make such a reply.

    Socialism John Spargo
Word Origin and History for omniscience
n.

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

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