prognostic


1prog·nos·tic

noun \präg-ˈnäs-tik\

Definition of PROGNOSTIC

1
:  something that foretells :  portent

Examples of PROGNOSTIC

  1. <a prognostic of a global pandemic that turned out to be distressingly accurate>

Origin of PROGNOSTIC

Middle English pronostique, from Middle French, from Latin prognosticum, from Greek prognōstikon, from neuter of prognōstikos foretelling, from progignōskein
First Known Use: 15th century

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2prognostic

adjective

: relating to or used for making a judgment about what is going to happen in the future

Full Definition of PROGNOSTIC

:  of, relating to, or serving as ground for prognostication or a prognosis <prognostic weather charts> <favorable prognostic signs>

First Known Use of PROGNOSTIC

1603

prog·nos·tic

adjective \präg-ˈnäs-tik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROGNOSTIC

: of, relating to, or serving as ground for a prognosis <a prognostic sign>

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