Is there some word for a being / entity / intelligence that is either all-knowing or has an amount of knowledge that far exceeds that of a human being?
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Such an entity is said to be omniscient:
1 : having infinite awareness, understanding, and insight
// an omniscient author
// the narrator seems an omniscient person who tells us about the characters and their relations— Ira Konigsberg
2 : possessed of universal or complete knowledge
// the omniscient God
It's never used in a literal sense when applied to real humans (the examples for definition 1 come from writing). If I'd call your uncle omniscient, I'd mean that figuratively; he might know a lot, but not so much that his knowledge far exceeds that of other humans.
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