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prognathism | prognathous | progne | progne subis | prognosis | prognostic | prognosticable | prognosticate | prognostication | prognosticative | prognosticator


Adjective, Noun


prognostica. [Gr. prognwstiko`n. See Prognosis.].
     Indicating something future by signs or symptoms; foreshowing; aiding in prognosis; as, the prognostic symptoms of a disease; prognostic signs.  [1913 Webster]
prognosticn. [L. prognosticum, Gr. : cf. F. pronostic, prognostic. See Prognostic, a.].
  •  That which prognosticates; a sign by which a future event may be known or foretold; an indication; a sign or omen; hence, a foretelling; a prediction.  [1913 Webster]
    "That choice would inevitably be considered by the country
    as a prognostic of the highest import.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A sign or symptom indicating the course and termination of a disease.  Parr.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Sign; omen; presage; token; indication.
prognosticv. t. 
     To prognosticate.  [1913 Webster]


prognostic, n. & adj.
1 (often foll. by of) an advance indication or omen, esp. of the course of a disease etc.
2 a prediction; a forecast.
--adj. foretelling; predictive (prognostic of a good result).

prognostically adv.
ME f. OF pronostique f. L prognosticum f. Gk prognostikon neut. of prognostikos (as PROGNOSIS)



apocalyptic, augural, auguring, augury, boding, divinatory, fatidic, forecasting, forerunning, foreseeing, foreshadowing, foreshowing, foretelling, foretokening, forewarning, fortunetelling, haruspical, heavy with meaning, indicative, intuitive, mantic, meaningful, monitory, omen, oracular, portent, precursive, precursory, predictional, predictive, predictory, prefigurative, prefiguring, preindicative, premonitory, presage, presageful, presaging, presignificative, presignifying, prognosticative, prophetic, sibyllic, sibylline, significant, vaticinal, vaticinatory, warning, weather-wise




N omen, portent, presage, prognostic, augury, auspice, sign, harbinger, yule candle, bird of ill omen, signs of the times, gathering clouds, warning, prefigurement, ill-boding, auspicium melioris aevi.

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