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prognostication

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or prognosticating, foretelling, or foreshowing future events by present signs; a presage; a prediction.
  • noun That which foreshows or foretells; a sign.
  • noun Synonyms Prophecy, etc. See prediction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of foreshowing or foretelling something future by present signs; prediction.
  • noun That which foreshows; a foretoken.

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

  • noun A statement about or prior knowledge of the future.

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

  • noun a statement made about the future
  • noun a sign of something about to happen
  • noun knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The problem with your prognostication is that there is no evidence to indicate that whatsoever.

    Think Progress » Palin says her favorite founding father is ‘all of them.’

  • Democrats, if all the political prognostication is accurate, are the ones likely to be swallowed up.

    The bear election

  • 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."

    The Books of Chilam Balam - part one

  • 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."

    The Books of Chilam Balam - part one

  • 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?

    Take a picture, sweetie; I ain't got time to waste

  • 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?

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Dinesh: [i] also, understand, that [the liberal] 's record of prognostication is shot. your credibility has been compromised by your sheer partisanship.

    Sound Politics: Gnashing of Democratic Teeth Begins

  • First rule of box office prognostication is that it's a lot easier to predict [a film's] potential after you've seen it.

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 11/2.

  • However, misguided wishful thinking has made the long-term prognostication considerably worse than necessary.

    Asia Times Online

  • Perhaps his prognostication was a calculated motivational tool to light a fire under his teammates.

    One Season

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  • Out of the surgeries in this Georgian street, and similar streets in similar cities, some of us issue daily, bearing the ghastly prognostications.

    - Peter Reading, C, 1984

    July 4, 2008

  • This one has a lovely etymology I'm sure. I can recognize most of it from my two years of Latin. (Pro=before, nosti=nostere, to know)

    July 9, 2008