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).
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Example sentences
Lewis is delighted but not surprised by her own prescience.
Investigators will try to find out who it was that showed such sinister
  prescience.
Prescience about a disaster doesn't make dealing with its consequences any
  easier.
His prescience was aided by the police and fire department shortwave radios he
  installed near his bed.
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