Pre/sci*ent (?), a. [L. praesciens, -entis, p. pr. of praescire to foreknow; prae before + scire to know: cf. F. prescient. See Science.]

Having knowledge of coming events; foreseeing; conscious beforehand.

Pope.

Henry . . . had shown himself sensible, and almost prescient, of this event. Bacon.

 

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