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
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.