from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of predicting.
- n. Something foretold or predicted; a prophecy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A statement of what will happen in the future.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of foretelling; also, that which is foretold; prophecy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of predicting or foretelling; a prophecy; declaration concerning future events.
- n. Synonyms Prediction, Prophecy, Divination, Prognostication, augury, vaticination, soothsaying. Prophecy is the highest of these words, ordinarily expressing an inspired foretelling of future events, and only figuratively expressing anything else. It is the only one of them that expresses the power as well as the act: as, the gift of prophecy. Prediction may or may not be an inspired act; it is most commonly used of the foretelling of events in accordance with knowledge gained through scientific investigations or practical experience, and is thus the most general of these words. Divination is the act of an augur or an impostor. Prognostication is the interpretation of signs with reference to the future, especially as to the course of disease. See foretell, prophet, inference.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
- n. a statement made about the future
So how do we establish confidence in prediction from the model?
So it's clear the majority of voters want the Dems, but the prediction is the Republicans will win because Dem voters are going to stay home.
Your prediction is already falsified by research I posted on this very thread.
If the Nostradamus prediction is an urban legend and the prediction was about the city under the sea being flooded then it may have moved into the realms of genuine prediction … that is … if the prediction for the flooded city came just after 9/11.
My long term prediction is that Mexico's violence will increase with the "opening" of Mexico.
He first came to public attention in April, posting on a jihadist website called "Revolution Muslim" what he called a prediction ( "It's not a threat, but it really is a likely outcome") that the cartoonists who created
Most of this kind of prediction is based on extrapolation, on taking existing knowledge and trends and merely extending these trends into the future.
Given this view, one easy "prediction" is that an economy without increasing energy flows running through it will stagnate.
Enoch was a prophet; and by him that was first in prediction which is to be last in execution -- the judgment of the great day.
My prediction is that insurance companies, for public relations reasons, will try to get ahead of each other in following the regulations even before they are in place.