- an act of predicting.
- an instance of this; prophecy.
Origin of prediction
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Examples from the Web for prediction
He vividly remembers Shirley Tilghman, then the president of Princeton, asking for his prediction.Meet the One Numbers-Cruncher Who Foresees Democrats Holding the Senate
September 16, 2014
As with his Serbian prediction, Paul was absolutely correct when it came to Spain: Germany lost, 1-0.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer
July 12, 2014
He soon invents the “Efram Daniels Expulsion Index (EDEI) … a hybrid futures and prediction market.”In a New Novel, Apathetic Teenagers Usher in the Apocalypse
June 9, 2014
Prediction: There will never, ever, ever be another David Letterman.Stephen Colbert’s Groveling ‘Late Show’ Debut
April 23, 2014
This week the CBO reduced that prediction by $100 billion, to $1.3 trillion.Are the CBO’s New Cost Projections the Obamacare Win That Wasn’t?
April 16, 2014
With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured.
The positive character of this prediction made it very, welcome.
To assist the prediction of the course and occurrence of storms.
Many men had sought to marry her, but Dr. Eben's prediction had been realized.Hetty's Strange History
He was certainly beset by this singular idea, which became, so to say, a prediction.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- the act of predicting
- something predicted; a forecast, prophecy, etc
Word Origin and History for prediction
1560s, from Middle French prédiction and directly from Medieval Latin predictionem (nominative predictio), from Latin praedictio "a foretelling," noun of action from past participle stem of praedicere (see predict).