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What does prediction mean?
A prediction is a statement about what someone thinks will happen in the future.
People make predictions all the time. Some are very serious and are based on scientific calculations, but many are just guesses.
Example: Here’s a prediction: in 20 years, we’ll all drive less and eat a lot less meat.
Where does prediction come from?
The first records of prediction come from the mid-1500s. It comes from a Latin term that means “foretelling.” Prediction is the noun form of the verb predict, which is formed from the prefix pre-, meaning “before,” and the root dic-, meaning “to say.”
So to make a prediction is to say that something is going to happen before it happens (usually so that when it happens, you can say Called it!). People have been making predictions throughout much of human history. The Ancient Greeks believed that oracles could see the future, and relied on their predictions for certain things. But that kind of prediction is more often called a prophecy.
Today, the word prediction usually doesn’t imply mystical stuff like looking into a crystal ball. Of course, many predictions aren’t based on much (like your prediction that your team is going to win the championship). But some are. People often rely on data and scientific modeling to make predictions about important things like tomorrow’s weather, the path of a hurricane, the stock market, and who will win in a political election (in all of these examples, making such predictions can be called forecasting). But the world is complicated, and no amount of data can ensure that a prediction will be 100 percent accurate.
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What are some other forms related to prediction?
- predict (verb)
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How is prediction used in real life?
Predictions are made every day for both serious and unimportant things. They are often discussed in the context of the weather, the stock market, sports, and politics—any topic in which people are interested in what could happen in the future.
The entire political class is now making predictions about who will win. Have they learned *nothing*?
— Sian Berry (@sianberry) May 23, 2015
My prediction for today’s game Manchester United 3 – 1 Manchester city.
— RamiLechuga (@RamiLechuga) March 8, 2020
Crazy prediction: there will be no snow left in #Ottawa by the end of this week.
— Shawn Menard (@ShawnMenard1) March 8, 2020
Try using prediction!
A prediction is most concerned with events in:
A. the past
B. the present
C. the future
How to use prediction in a sentence
Unlike S2S, SubX operates in nearly real time, allowing forecasters to see how their subseasonal predictions pan out as weather develops.Improved three-week weather forecasts could save lives from disaster|Alexandra Witze|August 27, 2020|Science News
At its heart is the reward prediction error, and even if you haven’t heard of it, you’ve experienced it.This Is How Your Brain Responds to Social Influence|Shelly Fan|August 25, 2020|Singularity Hub
Tech predictions—they’re fun to make, but can either be eerily prescient or wildly off-base.
That information helps scientists make “very confident” predictions over how different amounts of sea level rise would creep into areas like the Midway District, Barnard said.Nobody’s Talking About the Sports Arena Flood Zone|MacKenzie Elmer|August 19, 2020|Voice of San Diego
To do that accurately, the algorithm needs to analyze every type of engagement in the book, recognizing the patterns and making predictions about future behaviors.How to optimize for the Instagram algorithm in 2020|Julia Miashkova|August 19, 2020|Search Engine Watch
He vividly remembers Shirley Tilghman, then the president of Princeton, asking for his prediction.
Another prediction he got wrong involved the 2012 congressional election.
Jackson had another prediction: protests will continue tonight.Uneasy Peace in Ferguson in Danger After Slain Brown Named as Suspect in Robbery|Justin Glawe|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Emily Shire|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Elliot Ackerman|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They burnt the chosen city of holiness, and made the streets thereof desolate according to the prediction of Jeremias.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
During two years following, this prediction might well have appeared to moderate minded men entirely justified.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker
Tony was gay, light-hearted as usual, belying Mrs. Haughstone's ominous prediction.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Notwithstanding Mrs. Biggs's prediction that she would not sleep a wink, Eloise did sleep fairly well.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
An Introduction, maestoso, followed by something mystical (Kents Prediction).The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky