prescient
adjective see prescience

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  • prescient — ● prescient, presciente adjectif Doué de prescience. ● prescient, presciente (difficultés) adjectif Orthographe et sens Ne pas confondre ces deux adjectifs. 1. Prescient, e (sans accent aigu sur le e) adj. = qui a la connaissance intuitive de l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Prescient — 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prescient — presciént adj. m., pl. presciénţi; f. sg. presciéntă, pl. presciénte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PRESCIÉNT, Ă adj. înzestrat cu capacitatea de a şti dinainte ce urmează; prevăzător. (< fr …   Dicționar Român

  • prescient — prescient, ente (prè si an, an t ) adj. Qui a la prescience d une chose, des événements futurs. HISTORIQUE    XVe s. •   S il voit les biens et les iniquités à son miroer prescient, pardurable...., E. DESCH. Poés. mss. f° 104. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • prescient — (adj.) 1620s, from Fr. prescient (15c.), from L. praescientem, prp. of praescire (see PRESCIENCE (Cf. prescience)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prescient — index omniscient, prophetic, vigilant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • prescient — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having knowledge of events before they take place. DERIVATIVES prescience noun presciently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin praescire know beforehand …   English terms dictionary

  • prescient — [[t]pre̱siənt, AM pre̱ʃ [/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone or something was prescient, you mean that they were able to know or predict what was going to happen in the future. [FORMAL] ... Bob Roberts , an eerily prescient comedy about a… …   English dictionary

  • prescient — prescience, prescient The usual pronunciations are pres i ǝns and pres i ǝnt, with the first and second syllables both short …   Modern English usage

  • prescient — pre·scient (prĕshʹənt, ē ənt, prēʹshənt, shē ənt) adj. 1. Of or relating to prescience. 2. Possessing prescience.   [French, from Old French, from Latin praesciēns, praescient present participle of praescīre, to know beforehand : prae , pre +… …   Universalium

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