Do you already know what happens tomorrow? Next week? Next year? If you can see into the future, then you have prescience.

The word prescience might look like pre + science, but it really comes from the Latin word praescientia, which means "fore-knowledge" — or knowledge you know before anyone else. Don't assume it's a crystal ball kind of power that lets someone with prescience see the future. It's more like a state of mind or level of expertise that allows for excellent foresight and planning.

Definitions of prescience
  1. noun
    the power to foresee the future
    synonyms: prevision
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    type of:
    capacity, mental ability
    the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
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