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prognostic

noun prog·nos·tic \ präg-ˈnä-stik \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of prognostic

1 : something that foretells : portent

Examples of prognostic in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of prognostic

Middle English pronostique, from Middle French, from Latin prognosticum, from Greek prognōstikon, from neuter of prognōstikos foretelling, from progignōskein


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prognostic

adjective

Definition of prognostic

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

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First Known Use of prognostic

15th century


PROGNOSTIC Defined for English Language Learners

prognostic

adjective

Definition of prognostic for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

prognostic

adjective prog·nos·tic \ präg-ˈnäs-tik \

medical Definition of prognostic

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


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