prognostication

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noun prog·nos·ti·ca·tion \(ˌ)präg-ˌnäs-tə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of prognostication

  1. 1 :  an indication in advance :  foretoken

  2. 2 a :  an act, the fact, or the power of prognosticating :  forecast b :  foreboding

Examples of prognostication in a sentence

  1. <the complete fulfillment of his prognostication surprised even him>

  2. <at the sight of the brooding mansion, her prognostications of ill fortune grew stronger>

15th Century

First Known Use of prognostication

15th century


PROGNOSTICATION Defined for English Language Learners

prognostication

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noun prog·nos·ti·ca·tion \(ˌ)präg-ˌnäs-tə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of prognostication for English Language Learners

  • : a statement about what is going to happen in the future


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