Definition of precognition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

precognition

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpriːkɒɡˈnɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpriːkɑːɡˈnɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the knowledge that something will happen in the future, which somebody has because of a dream or a sudden feeling Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin praecognitio(n-), based on Latin cognoscere ‘know’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: precognition