Definition of prescience in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈprɛsɪəns/


[mass noun]
The fact of knowing something in advance; foreknowledge: with extraordinary prescience, Jung actually predicted the Nazi eruption
More example sentences
  • Some of them have occurred exactly as predicted, and stand as proof of my prescience and insight.
  • A rereading, however, shows that he had imagined our future with incredible prescience and was rightly appalled by the vista.
  • ‘Unbelievable,’ Federer said, dwelling on his prescience.
psychic powers, clairvoyance;
prediction, prognostication, divination, prophesy, augury;
insight, vision, intuition, perception, percipience;
Hinduism & Buddhism  third eye

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