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Having total knowledge; knowing everything: an omniscient deity; the omniscient narrator.
1. One having total knowledge.
2. Omniscient God. Used with the.

[Medieval Latin omnisciēns, omniscient- : Latin omni-, omni- + Latin sciēns, scient-, present participle of scīre, to know; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

om·nis′cience, om·nis′cien·cy n.
om·nis′cient·ly adv.
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(ɒmˈnɪʃ əns)

1. the quality or state of being omniscient.
2. infinite knowledge.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin omniscientia= Latin omni- omni- + scientia knowledge; see science]
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1. universal or inflnite knowledge.
2. the state of being all-knowing. Also Obsolete, omniscious. — omniscient, adj.
See also: Knowledge
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.omniscience - the state of being omniscient; having infinite knowledge
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
God's Wisdom - the omniscience of a divine being
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