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prediction

prediction

noun pre·dic·tion \pri-ˈdik-shən\

: a statement about what will happen or might happen in the future

: the act of saying what will happen in the future : the act of predicting something

Full Definition of PREDICTION

1
:  an act of predicting
2
:  something that is predicted :  forecast

Examples of PREDICTION

  1. Journalists have begun making predictions about the winner of the coming election.
  2. Despite predictions that the store would fail, it has done very well.
  3. The figures and statistics are used for the prediction of future economic trends.

First Known Use of PREDICTION

1561

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