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prog·nos·ti·cate

 (prŏg-nŏs′tĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. prog·nos·ti·cat·ed, prog·nos·ti·cat·ing, prog·nos·ti·cates
1. To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell. See Synonyms at predict.
2. To foreshadow; portend: urban renewal that prognosticates a social and cultural renaissance.

[Middle English pronosticaten, from Medieval Latin prognōsticāre, prognōsticāt-, from Latin prognōsticum, sign of the future, from Greek prognōstikon, from neuter of prognōstikos, foreknowing; see prognostic.]

prog·nos′ti·ca′tion n.
prog·nos′ti·ca′tive adj.
prog·nos′ti·ca′tor n.

prognostication

1. the act of forecasting or prophesying.
2. a forecast or prediction. — prognosticator, n.prognosticative, adj.
See also: Future
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prognostication - a sign of something about to happenprognostication - 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
2.prognostication - 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
3.prognostication - knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)prognostication - knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
prediction, anticipation, prevision - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
crystal gazing - staring into a crystal ball to arouse visions of future or distant events
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means

prognostication

noun prediction, expectation, forecast, speculation, projection, prophecy, prognosis, surmise, vaticination The country is obsessed with gloomy prognostications about its future.

prognostication

noun
1. The act of predicting:
2. A phenomenon that serves as a sign or warning of some future good or evil:
Idiom: writing on the wall.
Translations

prognostication

[prɒgˌnɒstɪˈkeɪʃən] N (= act, art) → pronosticación f; (= forecast) → pronóstico m

prognostication

nPrognose f, → Vorhersage f, → Voraussage f

prognostication

[prɒgˌnɒstɪˈkeɪʃn] npronostico
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It was the prognostication of the philosopher who sees human thought, volatilized by the press, evaporating from the theocratic recipient.
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