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Meaning of PRESCIENT

Pronunciation:  'preseeunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  perceiving the significance of events before they occur; "extroardinarily prescient memoranda on the probable course of postwar relations"-R.H.Rovere
 

PRESCIENT is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: discerning
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre"sci*ent\ (pr[=e]"sh[i^]*ent or -shent), a. [L.
praesciens, -entis, p. pr. of praescire to foreknow; prae
before + scire to know: cf. F. prescient. See {Science}.]
Having knowledge of coming events; foreseeing; conscious
beforehand. --Pope.

      Henry . . . had shown himself sensible, and almost
      prescient, of this event.                --Bacon.

 

 

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