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prediction

[pri-dik-shuh n] /prɪˈdɪk ʃən/
noun
1.
an act of predicting.
2.
an instance of this; prophecy.
Origin of prediction
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin praedictiōn- (stem of praedictiō) a foretelling. See predict, -ion
Synonyms
2. forecast, augury, prognostication, divination, projection.
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  • But Miss Kitty sighed, and thought of the lawyer's prediction.

  • The earl acknowledged that his prediction had been fully verified.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
  • But why this command and this prediction of the Queen of Heaven to her servant, in regard to something which was not all new?

    The Miraculous Medal Jean Marie Aladel
  • True to her prediction, it was after eight o'clock when Mignon appeared.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • Lenglet denounced a foreign general in the French service, and the event warranted the prediction.

British Dictionary definitions for prediction

prediction

/prɪˈdɪkʃən/
noun
1.
the act of predicting
2.
something predicted; a forecast, prophecy, etc
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Word Origin and History for prediction
n.

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).

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