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omniscient

om·nis·cient

omniscient

pronunciation:
am nI shnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: infinite in knowledge; all-knowing.
They believe in an omniscient god.
definition 2: possessing great knowledge; seeming to know everything.
Their father seemed omniscient when they were children.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (usu. cap.) the supreme deity; God (usu. prec. by the).
similar words:
divine, omnipotent
derivation: omnisciently (adv.)
Word Parts
The word omniscient contains the following parts:
omni- Latin prefix that means all
sci Latin root that means to know