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[om-nish-uh ns]
  1. the quality or state of being omniscient.
  2. infinite knowledge.
  3. (initial capital letter) God.
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Origin of omniscience

1605–15; < Medieval Latin omniscientia, equivalent to Latin omni- omni- + scientia knowledge; see science
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Examples from the Web for omniscience

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Historical Examples

  • Does it, however, become us to prescribe rules to Omniscience?

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


    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.

Word Origin and History for omniscience


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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper