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.
- n. A statement about or prior knowledge of the future.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of foreshowing or foretelling something future by present signs; prediction.
- n. That which foreshows; a foretoken.
- 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)
“The problem with your prognostication is that there is no evidence to indicate that whatsoever.”
“Democrats, if all the political prognostication is accurate, are the ones likely to be swallowed up.”
“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.”
“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?”
“First rule of box office prognostication is that it's a lot easier to predict [a film's] potential after you've seen it.”
“Dinesh: [i] also, understand, that [the liberal] 's record of prognostication is shot. your credibility has been compromised by your sheer partisanship.”
“However, misguided wishful thinking has made the long-term prognostication considerably worse than necessary.”
“Perhaps his prognostication was a calculated motivational tool to light a fire under his teammates.”
“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.”
“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.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘prognostication’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Words to keep in mind for July. The 1st is my birthday. I'll be 30 and pretty much starting my life over from scratch. Hopefully these words will help me on my way.
mostly from magoosh
Vocabulary building for my quest of GRE 2013
Words which are either entirely new to me or;
Words which I comprehend generally but would prefer a more precise definition.
Words from the works of Peter Reading - at least one from each (except the Schwitters-esque erosions, cut-ups etc).
Words as I learn them.
My words, generally
Looking for tweets for prognostication.