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Definitions for omniscience
ɒmˈnɪʃ ənsom·ni·science

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. omnisciencenoun

    the state of being omniscient; having infinite knowledge


  1. omnisciencenoun

    The capacity to know everything.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Omniscience, Omnisciencynoun

    Boundless knowledge; infinite wisdom.

    Etymology: omnis and scientia, Lat.

    In all this misconstruction of my actions, as I have no judge but God above me, so I can have comfort to appeal to his omniscience. Charles I .

    Thinking by this retirement to obscure himself from God, he infringed the omnisciency and essential ubiquity of his maker, who as he created all things, so is he beyond and in them all. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. i.

    An immense being does strangely fill the soul; and omnipotency, omnisciency, and infinite goodness, enlarge the spirit while it fixtly looks upon them. Burnet.

    Since thou boast’st th’ omniscience of a God,
    Say in what cranny of Sebastian’s soul,
    Unknown to me, so loath’d a crime is lodg’d? Dryden.


  1. Omniscience

    Omniscience () is the capacity to know everything. In Hinduism, Sikhism and the Abrahamic religions, this is an attribute of God. In Jainism, omniscience is an attribute that any individual can eventually attain. In Buddhism, there are differing beliefs about omniscience among different schools.


  1. omniscience

    Omniscience is the state or quality of having unlimited knowledge or understanding about everything. It's often associated with a divine or supernatural being, such as God, who is believed to possess complete, infinite and universal knowledge. In a broader sense, it can also refer to a person's ability to know or learn everything about a particular topic or field.


  1. Omniscience

    Omniscience, mainly in religion, is the capacity to know everything that there is to know. In particular, Hinduism and the Abrahamic religions believe that there is a divine being who is omniscient. An omniscient point-of-view, in writing, is to know everything that can be known about a character, including past history, thoughts, feelings, etc. In Latin, omnis means "all" and sciens means "knowing".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of omniscience in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of omniscience in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of omniscience in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    What omniscience has music! So absolutely impersonal, yet every sufferer feels his secret sorrow soothed.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Omnipotence and omniscience are the end of power and knowledge.

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