an act of predicting.
an instance of this; prophecy.

Origin of prediction

1555–65; < Latin praedictiōn- (stem of praedictiō) a foretelling. See predict, -ion

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the act of predicting
something predicted; a forecast, prophecy, etc
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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).

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