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prognostication

Definitions

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  • n. A statement about or prior knowledge of the future.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of foreshowing or foretelling something future by present signs; prediction.
  • n. That which foreshows; a foretoken.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or prognosticating, foretelling, or foreshowing future events by present signs; a presage; a prediction.
  • n. That which foreshows or foretells; a sign.
  • n. Synonyms Prophecy, etc. See prediction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a statement made about the future
  • n. a sign of something about to happen
  • n. knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The problem with your prognostication is that there is no evidence to indicate that whatsoever.

    Think Progress » Palin says her favorite founding father is ‘all of them.’

  • Democrats, if all the political prognostication is accurate, are the ones likely to be swallowed up.

    The bear election

  • He had a very low opinion of the Tizimin group, the most historical of the chronicles: "The whole scheme of prognostication is so mangled and so full of errors that it is next to meaningless."

    The Books of Chilam Balam - part one

  • So here's today's exercise in prognostication: what will be the visual artistic style that history will glue to the current era of new music, post-minimalism, non-pop, the new eclecticism, whatever you want to call it?

    Take a picture, sweetie; I ain't got time to waste

  • First rule of box office prognostication is that it's a lot easier to predict [a film's] potential after you've seen it.

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 11/2.

  • Dinesh: [i] also, understand, that [the liberal] 's record of prognostication is shot. your credibility has been compromised by your sheer partisanship.

    Sound Politics: Gnashing of Democratic Teeth Begins

  • However, misguided wishful thinking has made the long-term prognostication considerably worse than necessary.

    Asia Times Online

  • Perhaps his prognostication was a calculated motivational tool to light a fire under his teammates.

    One Season

  • The results reflect the inherent uncertainty of economic prognostication, which is less about predicting the future than about identifying the current trends and plotting the path the economy will take if those trends continue.

    Rosier View Has Familiar Ring

  • It is true that when you eliminate Rudy from consideration, and try to envisage a more plausible nominee from the current GOP field ... it becomes a very difficult exercise in prognostication.

    Archive 2008-01-01

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  • This one has a lovely etymology I'm sure. I can recognize most of it from my two years of Latin. (Pro=before, nosti=nostere, to know)

    July 9, 2008

  • Out of the surgeries in this Georgian street, and similar streets in similar cities, some of us issue daily, bearing the ghastly prognostications.

    - Peter Reading, C, 1984

    July 4, 2008