prediction

noun pre·dic·tion \ pri-ˈdik-shən \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of prediction

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

Examples of prediction in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of prediction

1561


PREDICTION Defined for English Language Learners

prediction

noun

Definition of prediction for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PREDICTION Defined for Kids

prediction

noun pre·dic·tion \ pri-ˈdik-shən \

Definition of prediction for Students

1 : an act of saying what will or might happen in the future
  • prediction of earthquakes
2 : a statement about what will or might happen in the future
  • a weather prediction


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