American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease.
- n. The likelihood of recovery from a disease.
- n. A forecast or prediction: a gloomy prognosis for economic recovery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A foreknowing of the course of events; forecast.
- n. A forecast of the probable course and termination of a case of disease; also, what is thus forecast.
- n. medicine A forecast of the future course of a disease or disorder, based on medical knowledge.
- n. A forecast of the future course, or outcome, of a situation; a prediction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) The act or art of foretelling the course and termination of a disease; also, the outlook afforded by this act of judgment.
- n. a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
- n. a prediction of the course of a disease
- Via Latin prognōsis, from Ancient Greek πρόγνωσις (prognōsis, "foreknowledge, perceiving beforehand, prediction"), from prefix προ- (pro-, "before") + γνῶσις (gnōsis, "inquiry, investigation, knowing"), from γιγνώσκω (gignōskō, "know"). First attested in the mid 17th century. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin prognōsis, from Greek, from progignōskein, to foreknow : pro-, before; see pro-2 + gignōskein, gnō-, to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Surgery was performed to insert a screw, and the prognosis is the man expected to replace Jarrett Brown will be out until nearly the start of the spring.”
“Capital-L Life knows your long-term prognosis is death, so all it gives a rat's ass about is next week.”
“They caught the cancer early and my prognosis is great.”
“While commodity costs, including currency exchange fluctuations, are seen up in "mid-single digit" percentage terms this fiscal year, compared with a 15% hike last year, Mr. Huet said the volatile environment makes it hard to give a clear long-term prognosis.”
“I am relieved to read that your prognosis is good. this must be a terrible stress for yourself and family to go through.”
“However, in the face of the three long-term structural factors I've identified above — the increasing importance of primaries, continuing redistricting, and the increasing costs of electoral campaigns — it is difficult to be optimistic about the long-term prognosis for American politics.”
“This may not be a good thing for this evening's long term prognosis.”
“She responded well, but she is uncertain whether the absence of Doxil will affect her long-term prognosis.”
“The prognosis is that I'll be able to walk and run and ride a bicycle and play golf [again] ....”
“Whatever the reason and whatever the long-term prognosis, Sports Illustrated headlines like the one above will help sway the casual sports fan.”
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