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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of predicting.
  • noun Something foretold or predicted; a prophecy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of predicting or foretelling; a prophecy; declaration concerning future events.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of foretelling; also, that which is foretold; prophecy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A statement of what will happen in the future.

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

  • noun the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
  • noun a statement made about the future

Etymologies

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predict +‎ -ion

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