Meaning of precognition

pre•cog•ni•tion

Pronunciation: (prē"kog-nish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. knowledge of a future event or situation, esp. through extrasensory means.
    1. the examination of witnesses and other parties before a trial in order to supply a legal ground for prosecution.
    2. the evidence established in such an examination.
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