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foreknowledge

[ fawr-nol-ij, fohr-, fawr-nol-ij, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌnɒl ɪdʒ, ˈfoʊr-, fɔrˈnɒl ɪdʒ, foʊr- /
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noun

knowledge of something before it exists or happens; prescience: Did you have any foreknowledge of the scheme?

RELATED WORDS

precognition, anticipation, hunch, premonition, prescience

Nearby words

foreigner, foreignism, foreignly, forejudge, foreknow, foreknowledge, forel, forel's decussation, forelady, foreland, foreland basin

Origin of foreknowledge

First recorded in 1525–35; fore- + knowledge
SYNONYMS FOR foreknowledge
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foreknowledge


n.

1530s, from fore- + knowledge. Cf. foreknow "to know beforehand" (late 14c.).

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