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omniscient

[ om-nish-uhnt ]
/ ɒmˈnɪʃ ənt /
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adjective
having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.
noun
an omniscient being.
the Omniscient, God.
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Origin of omniscient

1595–1605; <New Latin omniscient-, stem of omnisciēns, equivalent to Latin omni-omni- + scient- knowing; see science

OTHER WORDS FROM omniscient

om·nis·cient·ly, adverbun·om·nis·cient, adjectiveun·om·nis·cient·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH omniscient

omnipotent, omniscient
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How to use omniscient in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for omniscient

omniscient
/ (ɒmˈnɪsɪənt) /

adjective
having infinite knowledge or understanding
having very great or seemingly unlimited knowledge

Derived forms of omniscient

omniscience, nounomnisciently, adverb

Word Origin for omniscient

C17: from Medieval Latin omnisciens, from Latin omni- + scīre to know
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