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Here's a description for the word"prescience" from Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary:

pre.science n

:foreknowledge of events:

a: divine omniscience

b: human anticipation of the course of events: FORESIGHT

-- pre.scient adj -- pre.scient.ly adv

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here is what I recieved about the word from doctor dictionary:

Word of the Day for Friday August 30, 2002:

prescient PRE-shee-uhnt, adjective:

Knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they


Despite [1]Carroll's unfamiliarity with military matters he

had an astonishingly prescient view of how the war for

independence would be fought and won.

--Richard M. Ketchum, [2]Saratoga: Turning Point of

America's Revolutionary War

As England finally moves to undo its legal and political

separation from Europe, over 400 years after [3]Henry VIII

began it, it is easier to see [4]More as perhaps prescient,

rather than reactionary.

--Andrew Sullivan , "Public Man, Public Faith," review of

[5]The Life of Thomas More in [6]New York Times, October

25, 1998

The skepticism of Socrates about the application of

physical theories to human thought and behavior has proved

to be extraordinarily prescient.

--John Horgan, [7]The Undiscovered Mind: How the Human

Brain Defies Replication, Medication, and Explanation

Suddenly, the tech bubble burst, layoffs were hitting

Silicon Valley, the warnings of "irrational exuberance" in

the stock market proved prescient.

--Robin Toner, "Those Were the Days," review of [8]The Best

of Times in [9]New York Times, October 28, 2001


Prescient derives (via French) from the Latin pr

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