[fawr-nol-ij, fohr-, fawr-nol-ij, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌnɒl ɪdʒ, ˈfoʊr-, fɔrˈnɒl ɪdʒ, foʊr-/

of something before it exists or happens; prescience:
Did you have any foreknowledge of the scheme?

1530s, from fore- + knowledge. Cf. foreknow “to know beforehand” (late 14c.).


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