prognose [ prog- nohs, - nohz ] SHOW IPA / prɒgˈnoʊs, -ˈnoʊz / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with or without object), prog·nosed, prog·nos·ing. . Medicine/Medical to subject to or make a prognosis. RELATED WORDS prognostication
prevision Nearby words proglossis
prognostication Origin of prognose
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prognosis Definition for prognoses (2 of 2) prognosis [ prog- noh-sis ] SHOW IPA / prɒgˈnoʊ sɪs / PHONETIC RESPELLING 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. Origin of prognosis 1645–55;
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Examples from the Web for prognoses British Dictionary definitions for prognoses noun plural -noses ( -ˈnəʊsiːz) med 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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Word Origin and History for prognoses n.
1650s, "forecast of the probable course of a disease," from Late Latin
prognosis, from Greek prognosis "foreknowledge," also, in medicine, "predicted course of a disease," from stem of progignoskein "come to know beforehand," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + gignoskein "come to know" (see gnostic). General (non-medical) use in English from 1706. A back-formed verb prognose is attested from 1837. Related: Prognosed; prognosing.
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Medicine definitions for prognoses n. pl. prog•no•ses ( -sēz) A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease. The likelihood of recovery from a disease. Related forms prog′nos•ti ( ′cian -nŏs-tĭsh) ′ən n.
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Culture definitions for prognoses
A medical prediction of the future course of a disease and the chance for recovery.
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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