Definition of precognition
: clairvoyance relating to an event or state not yet experienced
precognitiveplay \(ˌ)prē-ˈkäg-nə-tiv\ adjective
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Origin and Etymology of precognition
Late Latin praecognition-, praecognitio, from Latin praecognoscere to know beforehand, from prae- + cognoscere to know — more at cognition
First Known Use: 15th century
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