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1. Of, relating to, or useful in prognosis.
2. Of or relating to prediction; predictive.
1. A sign or symptom indicating the future course of a disease.
2. A sign of a future happening; a portent.
[Middle English pronostik, prognosticating, omen, from Medieval Latin prognōsticus, prognosticating, from Greek prognōstikos, from prognōsis, foreknowledge; see prognosis. N., from Latin prognōsticum, omen, from Greek prognōstikon, from neuter of prognōstikos.]
1. (Medicine) of, relating to, or serving as a prognosis
2. foretelling or predicting
3. (Medicine) med any symptom or sign used in making a prognosis
4. a sign or forecast of some future occurrence
[C15: from Old French pronostique, from Latin prognōsticum, from Greek prognōstikon, from progignōskein to know in advance]
1. of or pertaining to prognosis.
2. predictive of something in the future.n.
3. a forecast or prediction.
4. an omen or portent; sign.
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|Noun||1.||prognostic - a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"|
augury, foretoken, preindication, sign - an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from God"
auspice - a favorable omen
foreboding - an unfavorable omen
death knell - an omen of death or destruction
|Adj.||1.||prognostic - of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions|