Definition of Prescient
pre‧science /ˈprɛʃ əns, -i əns, ˈpri ʃəns, -ʃi əns/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[presh-uh ns, -ee-uh ns, pree-shuh ns, -shee-uh ns] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
knowledge of things before they exist or happen; foreknowledge; foresight.
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pre·scient (pr sh nt, - - nt, pr sh nt, -sh - nt)
- Of or relating to prescience.
- Possessing prescience.
[French, from Old French, from Latin praesci ns, praescient- present participle of praesc re, to know beforehand : prae-, pre- + sc re, to know; see skei- in Indo-European Roots.]
pre scient·ly adv.