[ om-nish-uh ns ]
/ ɒmˈnɪʃ əns /


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

Nearby words

  1. omnipotence,
  2. omnipotent,
  3. omnipresence,
  4. omnipresent,
  5. omnirange,
  6. omniscient,
  7. omnisexual,
  8. omnishambles,
  9. omnium gatherum,
  10. omnium-gatherum

Origin of omniscience

1605–15; < Medieval Latin omniscientia, equivalent to Latin omni- omni- + scientia knowledge; see science Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for omniscience



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper