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pre·dic·tion

 (prĭ-dĭk′shən)
n.
1. The act of predicting.
2. Something foretold or predicted; a prophecy.

prediction

(prɪˈdɪkʃən)
n
1. the act of predicting
2. something predicted; a forecast, prophecy, etc

pre•dic•tion

(prɪˈdɪk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of predicting.
2. an instance of this; something predicted; prophecy.
[1555–65; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prediction - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)prediction - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical
projection - a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
prophecy, vaticination, prognostication - knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
adumbration, foreshadowing, prefiguration - the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
2.prediction - a statement made about the future
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
extropy - the prediction that human intelligence and technology will enable life to expand in an orderly way throughout the entire universe
fortunetelling - the practice of predicting people's futures (usually for payment)
horoscope - a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets
meteorology, weather forecasting - predicting what the weather will be
forecast, prognosis - a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
divination, prophecy - a prediction uttered under divine inspiration

prediction

noun prophecy, forecast, prognosis, divination, prognostication, augury, soothsaying, sortilege He was unwilling to make a prediction for the coming year. see divination

prediction

noun
Translations
تنَبًّؤ، تَكَهُّن
předpověď
forudsigelsespådom
jóslás
spá
napoved
önceden kestirmetahmin

prediction

[prɪˈdɪkʃən] N
1. (= forecast) (by expert, layman) → predicción f; (by clairvoyant, oracle) → vaticinio m, profecía f
their prediction that house prices would fallsu predicción de que el precio de la vivienda iba a bajar
there were dire predictions that thousands would die of malnutritionhubo predicciones alarmantes de que miles de personas morirían por desnutrición
to make a prediction about sthpronosticar or predecir algo
2. (= act) weather prediction has never been a perfect sciencepronosticar el tiempo nunca ha sido una ciencia exacta

prediction

[prɪˈdɪkʃən] nprédiction f

prediction

nProphezeiung f, → Voraussage f

prediction

[prɪˈdɪkʃn] npredizione f

predict

(priˈdikt) verb
to say in advance; to foretell. He predicted a change in the weather.
preˈdictable adjective
(negative unpredictable) able to be foretold. His anger was predictable.
preˈdiction (-ʃən) noun
I'm making no predictions about the result of the race.
References in classic literature ?
Whatever his feelings might have been, Laurie found a vent for them in a long low whistle and the fearful prediction as they parted at the gate, "Mark my words, Jo, you'll go next.
This circumstance, coupled with his ambiguous, half-hinting, half-revealing, shrouded sort of talk, now begat in me all kinds of vague wonderments and half-apprehensions, and all connected with the Pequod; and Captain Ahab; and the leg he had lost; and the Cape Horn fit; and the silver calabash; and what Captain Peleg had said of him, when I left the ship the day previous; and the prediction of the squaw Tistig; and the voyage we had bound ourselves to sail; and a hundred other shadowy things.
During one of these visits he completed his estimates of the rate of movement of the glacier which had swallowed up the three guides, and uttered the prediction that the glacier would deliver up its dead at the foot of the mountain thirty-five years from the time of the accident, or possibly forty.
This prediction was but half fulfilled: I did not indeed dream of sorrow, but as little did I dream of joy; for I never slept at all.
Lorry looked in vain for the fulfilment of Miss Pross's prediction.
As the last stroke ceased to vibrate, he remembered the prediction of old Jacob Marley, and lifting up his eyes, beheld a solemn Phantom, draped and hooded, coming, like a mist along the ground, towards him.
I need say nothing here, on the first head, because nothing can show better than my history whether that prediction was verified or falsified by the result.
Herbert and I went on from bad to worse, in the way of increasing our debts, looking into our affairs, leaving Margins, and the like exemplary transactions; and Time went on, whether or no, as he has a way of doing; and I came of age - in fulfilment of Herbert's prediction, that I should do so before I knew where I was.
How soon hath thy prediction, Seer blest, Measur'd this transient World, the Race of time, Till time stand fixt: beyond is all abyss, Eternitie, whose end no eye can reach.
With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured.
His prediction was nearly fulfilled, but in a very different way from that which De Bassompierre supposed; for after the death of Richelieu everything went on, contrary to expectation, in the same way as before; and Bassompierre had little chance of leaving his prison.
These are interpreted by the superstitious Indians into warnings that strangers are at hand; and one accidental coincidence, like the chance fulfillment of an almanac prediction, is sufficient to cover a thousand failures.

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