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Premonitory Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    premonitory adj : warning of future misfortune [syn: precursory]
Premonitory Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Premonitory \Pre*mon"i*to*ry\, a. [L. praemonitorius.] Giving previous warning or notice; as, premonitory symptoms of disease. -- Pre*mon"i*to*ri*ly, adv.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Premonitory'

Precognition (from the Latin præ-, “before,” + cognitio, “acquiring knowledge”), also called future sight, The related terms, premonition (from the Latin praemonēre) and presentiment refer to information about future events that is perceived as emotions. The terms are usually used to denote a seemingly parapsychological or extrasensory process of perception, including clairvoyance. Psychological processes have also explained the phenomena.

As with other forms of extrasensory perception, the existence of precognition is not accepted by the mainstream scientific community, because no replicable demonstration has ever been achieved.

Many of the "psychic experiences" that are volunteered to parapsychologists by the general population involve apparent precognition. In one review of a U.S. case collection, submitted to Duke University's Parapsychology Laboratory, 75% of 1777 dream-based experiences were of an ostensibly precognitive type, as were 60% of 1513 wakeful experiences.

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