[ prog-nohs, -nohz ]
/ prɒgˈnoʊs, -ˈnoʊz /
verb (used with or without object), prog·nosed, prog·nos·ing. Medicine/Medical.
to subject to or make a prognosis.
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Origin of prognose
First recorded in 1895–1900; back formation from prognosis
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Definition for prognoses (2 of 2)
[ prog-noh-sis ]
/ prɒgˈnoʊ sɪs /
noun, plural prog·no·ses [prog-noh-seez] /prɒgˈnoʊ siz/.
Medicine/Medical. a forecasting of the probable course and outcome of a disease, especially of the chances of recovery.
a forecast or prognostication.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prognosisdiagnosis prognosis
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Example sentences from the Web for prognoses
Every other horror I could think of at least had odds or prognoses.Gabrielle Giffords' Difficult Path Back From a Brain Injury|Lee Woodruff|January 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
We know what clever structures of conjectures and prognoses have been built on these foundations.Essay on the Creative Imagination|Th. Ribot
British Dictionary definitions for prognoses
/ (prɒɡˈnəʊsɪs) /
noun plural -noses (-ˈnəʊsiːz)
- a prediction of the course or outcome of a disease or disorder
- the chances of recovery from a disease
any forecast or prediction
Word Origin for prognosis
C17: via Latin from Greek: knowledge beforehand
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Medical definitions for prognoses
[ prŏg-nō′sĭs ]
n. pl. prog•no•ses (-sēz)
A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease.
The likelihood of recovery from a disease.
Other words from prognosisprog′nos•ti′cian (-nŏs-tĭsh′ən) n.
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Cultural definitions for prognoses
[ (prog-noh-sis) ]
A medical prediction of the future course of a disease and the chance for recovery.
notes for prognosis
Prognosis is often used as a general term for predicting the unfolding of events: “The governor said that the prognosis for the state's financial future is bleak.”
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