from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or art of foretelling the course and termination of a disease; also, the outlook afforded by this act of judgment.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
- n. a prediction of the course of a disease
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)
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)