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prog·nos·tic

 (prŏg-nŏs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or useful in prognosis.
2. Of or relating to prediction; predictive.
n.
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.]

prognostic

(prɒɡˈnɒstɪk)
adj
1. (Medicine) of, relating to, or serving as a prognosis
2. foretelling or predicting
n
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]

prog•nos•tic

(prɒgˈnɒs tɪk)

adj.
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.
[1375–1425; late Middle English pronostik < Medieval Latin prognōsticus < Greek prognōstikós of foreknowledge =pro(gi)gnṓs(kein) to know beforehand + -tikos -tic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prognostic - a sign of something about to happenprognostic - 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
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"

prognostic

adjective
Of or relating to prediction:
noun
A phenomenon that serves as a sign or warning of some future good or evil:
Idiom: writing on the wall.
Translations

prognostic

[prɒgˈnɒstɪk] Npronóstico m

prognostic

adj (form)prognostisch

prognostic

adj pronóstico
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And that we despairing ones have now come into thy cave, and already no longer despair:--it is but a prognostic and a presage that better ones are on the way to thee,--
One great excellency in this tribe, is their skill at prognostics, wherein they seldom fail; their predictions in real diseases, when they rise to any degree of malignity, generally portending death, which is always in their power, when recovery is not: and therefore, upon any unexpected signs of amendment, after they have pronounced their sentence, rather than be accused as false prophets, they know how to approve their sagacity to the world, by a seasonable dose.
She did at last extort from her father an acknowledgment that the horses were engaged; Jane was therefore obliged to go on horseback, and her mother attended her to the door with many cheerful prognostics of a bad day.
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If a new building had fallen down and he had been told that this was a divine judgment, he would have said, "May be; but the bearing o' the roof and walls wasn't right, else it wouldn't ha' come down"; yet he believed in dreams and prognostics, and to his dying day he bated his breath a little when he told the story of the stroke with the willow wand.
With such sinister prognostics manifesting themselves on all hands, it is not to be marvelled at that the merchant should have felt that he was committing his daughter to a very questionable acquaintance.
Such was the first distinguished exploit of Miss Frederica Vernon; and, if we consider that it was achieved at the tender age of sixteen, we shall have room for the most flattering prognostics of her future renown.
As to the prognostics and headshaking of his aunts and uncles, they had never produced the least effect on him, except to make him think that aunts and uncles were disagreeable society; he had heard them find fault in much the same way as long as he could remember.
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