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prognostic

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Adjective, Noun
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prog=nos=tic

CIDE DICTIONARY

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]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

prognostic, n. & adj.
--n.
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).

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

THESAURUS

prognostic

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

ROGET THESAURUS

prognostic

Omen

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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