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precognition

noun pre·cog·ni·tion \ˌprē-(ˌ)käg-ˈni-shən\

Definition of PRECOGNITION

:  clairvoyance relating to an event or state not yet experienced
pre·cog·ni·tive \(ˌ)prē-ˈkäg-nə-tiv\ adjective
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Origin of PRECOGNITION

Late Latin praecognition-, praecognitio, from Latin praecognoscere to know beforehand, from prae- + cognoscere to know — more at cognition
First Known Use: circa 1611
Medical Dictionary

precognition

noun pre·cog·ni·tion \ˌprē-(ˌ)käg-ˈnish-ən\

Medical Definition of PRECOGNITION

:  clairvoyance relating to an event or state not yet experienced—compare psychokinesis, telekinesis
pre·cog·ni·tive \-ˈkäg-nət-iv\ adjective

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