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



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 Originlate Middle English: from late Latin praecognitio(n-), based on Latin cognoscere ‘know’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: precognition