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Definition of "prescient" []

  • Of or relating to prescience. (adjective)
  • Possessing prescience. (adjective)
  • Knowledge of events before they take place; foreknowledge (noun)

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Use "prescient" in a sentence
  • "Whether Stephenson's vision of a totally privatized America will turn out to be equally prescient is at least one theme of Jody Freeman and Martha Minow's edited volume, Government by Contract."
  • "Buckley warned in prescient terms against what would become the Rovite heresy at the Xth Party Congress in 1976."
  • "He's made some bad ones, to be sure - he was notably burned by telecom companies during the dotcom bust - but over the course of a few decades of investing, Gilder has become known as a prescient technophile."