Definition of Prescient

1. Adjective. Perceiving the significance of events before they occur. "Extraordinarily prescient memoranda on the probable course of postwar relations"

Similar to: Discerning
Derivative terms: Prescience



Definition of Prescient

1. a. Having knowledge of coming events; foreseeing; conscious beforehand.

Definition of Prescient

1. Adjective. Having knowledge of events before they take place; possessing or exhibiting prescience. ¹

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Definition of Prescient

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Prescient

prescans
prescapula
prescapular
preschedule
prescheduled
preschedules
prescheduling
preschool
preschooled
preschooler
preschoolers
preschooling
preschools
prescience
presciences
prescient (current term)
prescientific
prescientifically
presciently
prescind
prescinded
prescinding
prescinds
prescious
prescore
prescored
prescores
prescoring
prescreen
prescreened

Literary usage of Prescient

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"... the idea that he could desecrate the place where rests the spirit of' the teacher of ten thousand ages,' ' the most holy prescient sage Confucius. ..."

2. History of the Second War Between the United States of America and Great by Charles Jared Ingersoll (1852)
"... without misgivings of his dynastic stability, the instincts of Josephine's poor ignorant mother were more prescient than all Napoleon's vast knowledge. ..."

3. Long Life: The Occasional Review of an Investigation of the Intimate Causes by Charles Asbury Stephens (1896)
"The prescient Discoverer remained all day with us and disclosed nothing; and at night he ... The prescient Discoverer came back next day, and at luncheon he ..."

4. Conservative Science of Nations (preliminary Instalment): Being the First by Alexander Somerville (1860)
"prescient Conservatism educates itself from the facts of the past. While preparing these introductory chapters, and questioning if it be necessary on this ..."

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