precognitive

precognition

[pree-kog-nish-uhn]
noun
1.
knowledge of a future event or situation, especially through extrasensory means.
2.
Scots Law.
a.
the examination of witnesses and other parties before a trial in order to supply a legal ground for prosecution.
b.
the evidence established in such an examination.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin praecognitiōn-, s. of praecognitiō; see pre-, cognition

precognitive [pree-kog-ni-tiv] , adjective
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precognition (ˌpriːkɒɡˈnɪʃən)
 
n
psychol clairvoyance See also clairaudience the alleged ability to foresee future events
 
[C17: from Late Latin praecognitiō foreknowledge, from praecognoscere to foresee, from prae before + cognoscere to know, ascertain]
 
precognitive
 
adj

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precognition
"foreknowledge," 1611, from L.L. præcognitio, from L. præcognitus, pp. of præcognoscere "to foreknow," from præ + cognoscere "to know" (see cognizance).
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precognition pre·cog·ni·tion (prē'kŏg-nĭsh'ən)
n.
Knowledge of something in advance of its occurrence, especially by extrasensory perception.


pre·cog'ni·tive adj.
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