[ om-nish-uhns ]


  1. the quality or state of being omniscient.
  2. infinite knowledge.
  3. (initial capital letter) God.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of omniscience1

1605–15; < Medieval Latin omniscientia, equivalent to Latin omni- omni- + scientia knowledge; science
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Example Sentences

But not even exorcists think people possessed by the Devil have that kind of omniscience.

The dream state of his own omniscience has remained entirely unimpaired.

I like to toss it out there every now and then just to reinforce my omniscience.

I like to toss out this kind of info just to reinforce my omniscience.

Not only what happens in the next room, but what is thought at the other side of the world, is comprehended in his omniscience.

Page 388: closing parenthesis added after "assumption of omniscience"

"You—you——" she paused in consternation, aware again of this man's omniscience.

We live every moment--in the darkest midnight as well as at the brightest noon--in the full blaze of Omniscience.

If so, how can we reconcile this with God's omniscience, who knows beforehand how the person will act at a given moment?