- knowledge of a future event or situation, especially through extrasensory means.
- Scots Law.
- the examination of witnesses and other parties before a trial in order to supply a legal ground for prosecution.
- the evidence established in such an examination.
Origin of precognition
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Examples from the Web for precognition
Would you consider a person fortunate to possess the power of precognition?Card Trick
Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
What she had said about expecting to find me on the roof sounded like precognition.
Precognition is the least understood of the Psi powers, and the most erratic.
"I'm telling him the facts of life about precognition," Morgan told her.
It might be that there was such a thing as precognition in the form Morgan had described.
C17: from Late Latin praecognitiō foreknowledge, from praecognoscere to foresee, from prae before + cognoscere to know, ascertain
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Word Origin and History for precognition
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Knowledge of something in advance of its occurrence, especially by extrasensory perception.
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