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omniscience

[om-nish-uh ns] /ɒmˈnɪʃ əns/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being omniscient.
2.
infinite knowledge.
3.
(initial capital letter) God.
Origin of omniscience
1605-1615
1605-15; < Medieval Latin omniscientia, equivalent to Latin omni- omni- + scientia knowledge; see science
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  • Does it, however, become us to prescribe rules to omniscience?

  • Even the retail trade could not escape the omniscience of this control.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • It is only God who can bear the awful light of omniscience and of omnipresence.

    A Singer from the Sea Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • He must leave the omniscience of business at the door, when he comes into the palace of beauty.

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • It is well for man that omniscience presides at the day of judgment.

    Henry IV, Makers of History John S. C. Abbott
  • But what have I to reveal; what mystery is there that your omniscience has not penetrated?

    The Fortunes Of Glencore Charles James Lever
Word Origin and History for omniscience
n.

1610s, from Medieval Latin omniscientia "all-knowledge," from Latin omnis "all" (see omni-) + scientia "knowledge" (see science).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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