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prediction

[pri-dik-shuh n]
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noun
  1. an act of predicting.
  2. an instance of this; prophecy.
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Origin of prediction

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

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2. forecast, augury, prognostication, divination, projection.
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prediction

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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