- the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means.
- augury; prophecy: The divination of the high priest was fulfilled.
- perception by intuition; instinctive foresight.
- the art, practice, or gift of discerning or discovering future events or unknown things, as though by supernatural powers
- a prophecy
- a presentiment or guess
late 14c., from Old French divination (13c.), from Latin divinationem (nominative divinatio) “the power of foreseeing, prediction,” noun of action from past participle stem of divinare, literally “to be inspired by a god” (see divine (adj.)).