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English definition of “foreknowledge”


noun [U]     /fɔːˈnɒl.ɪdʒ/ US  /fɔːrˈnɑː.lɪdʒ/ formal
knowledge of an event before it happensPredicting things and intuition
(Definition of foreknowledge noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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