precognition

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

Definition of precognition

  1. :  clairvoyance relating to an event or state not yet experienced

precognitive

play \(ˌ)prē-ˈkäg-nə-tiv\ adjective

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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precognition

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

Medical Definition of precognition

  1. :  clairvoyance relating to an event or state not yet experienced—compare psychokinesis, telekinesis

precognitive

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