Definition of prescient adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpresiənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpresiənt//
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knowing or appearing to know about things before they happen prescient warnings Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin praescient- ‘knowing beforehand’, from the verb praescire, from prae ‘before’ + scire ‘know’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prescient