precognition
noun Etymology: Late Latin praecognition-, praecognitio, from Latin praecognoscere to know beforehand, from prae- + cognoscere to know — more at cognition Date: circa 1611 clairvoyance relating to an event or state not yet experienced • precognitive adjective

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  • Precognition — Précognition La précognition désigne la connaissance d informations concernant des évènements et des situations futurs selon des modalités inexpliquées scientifiquement à l heure actuelle. La précognition fait partie des perceptions extra… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • précognition — [ prekɔgnisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • mil. XXe; de pré et cognition ♦ Didact. Phénomène parapsychologique qui consisterait à connaître ce qui va arriver. ⇒ prémonition, prescience. ● précognition nom féminin (du latin cognito, onis, action d apprendre à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • precognition — noun clairvoyance, foreboding, foreknowledge, foresight, forethought, perception, prenotion, presage, prescience, presentiment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 precognition …   Law dictionary

  • Precognition — Pre cog*ni tion, n. [L. praecognitio, fr. praecognoscere to foreknow. See {Pre }, and {Cognition}.] 1. Previous cognition. Fotherby. [1913 Webster] 2. (Scots Law) A preliminary examination of a criminal case with reference to a prosecution.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • precognition — (n.) foreknowledge, mid 15c., from L.L. praecognitio, from L. praecognitus, pp. of praecognoscere to foreknow, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + cognoscere to know (see COGNIZANCE (Cf. cognizance)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • precognition — [n] clairvoyance acumen, discernment, ESP, extra sensory perception, feeling, foreknowledge, foresight, fortunetelling, insight, intuition, omen, penetration, perception, prediction, premonition, prophecy, psyche, second sight, sixth sense*,… …   New thesaurus

  • precognition — ► NOUN ▪ foreknowledge of an event, especially through supposed paranormal means. DERIVATIVES precognitive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • precognition — [prē΄käg nish′ən] n. [LL praecognitio < L praecognitus, pp. of praecognoscere, to foreknow < prae , PRE + cognoscere, to know: see COGNITION] Parapsychology the perception of an event, condition, etc. before it occurs, esp. by extrasensory… …   English World dictionary

  • Precognition — Premonition redirects here. For other meanings, see Premonition (disambiguation). Part of a series of articles on the paranormal Main articles Afterlife · Astral projection · Aura · Clairvoyance  …   Wikipedia

  • Précognition — La précognition désigne la connaissance d informations concernant des événements et des situations futures selon des modalités inexpliquées scientifiquement à l heure actuelle. La précognition fait partie des perceptions extra sensorielles. Son… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • precognition — precognitive /pree kog ni tiv/, adj. /pree kog nish euhn/, n. 1. knowledge of a future event or situation, esp. through extrasensory means. 2. Scot. Law. a. the examination of witnesses and other parties before a trial in order to supply a legal… …   Universalium

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