- having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.
- an omniscient being.
- the Omniscient, God.
Origin of omniscient
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- having infinite knowledge or understanding
- having very great or seemingly unlimited knowledge
Word Origin for omniscient
C17: from Medieval Latin omnisciens, from Latin omni- + scīre to know
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c.1600, from Modern Latin omniscientem (nominative omnisciens), back-formation from Medieval Latin omniscientia (see omniscience). Related: Omnisciently.
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