fore|knowl|edge


fore|knowl|edge
fore|knowl|edge «FR NOL ihj, FOHR-; fr NOL-, fohr-», noun.
knowledge of a thing before it exists or happens; prescience: »

This persistent foreknowledge, this queer ability to outguess my betters, began to have a vaguely dispiriting effect on me (New Yorker).


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  • knowl´edge|a|bly — knowl|edge|a|ble «NOL ih juh buhl», adjective. well informed, especially about a particular subject: »His maternal grandfather, knowledgeable on sheep and horses, had come from the New Forest (Manchester Guardian). –knowl´edge|a|ble|ness, noun.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • knowl´edge|a|ble|ness — knowl|edge|a|ble «NOL ih juh buhl», adjective. well informed, especially about a particular subject: »His maternal grandfather, knowledgeable on sheep and horses, had come from the New Forest (Manchester Guardian). –knowl´edge|a|ble|ness, noun.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • knowl|edge|a|ble — «NOL ih juh buhl», adjective. well informed, especially about a particular subject: »His maternal grandfather, knowledgeable on sheep and horses, had come from the New Forest (Manchester Guardian). –knowl´edge|a|ble|ness, noun. –knowl´edge|a|bly …   Useful english dictionary

  • knowl|edge|a|bil|i|ty — «NOL ih juh BIHL uh tee», noun. the quality of being knowledgeable; the possession of useful and thorough information about a particular subject: »This easy knowledgeability he never lacks for a reference, never loses his sense of perspective… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ac|knowl|edge — «ak NOL ihj», transitive verb, edged, edg|ing. 1. to admit to be true or to exist: »He acknowledges his own faults. SYNONYM(S): grant, concede, confess, avow, own. See syn. under admit. (Cf. ↑admit) 2. to recognize the autho …   Useful english dictionary

  • mis|knowl|edge — «mihs NOL ihj», noun. faulty knowledge; misapprehension of truth or fact …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-knowl|edge — «SEHLF NOL ihj», noun. knowledge of one s own character, ability, or the like …   Useful english dictionary