- to subject to or make a prognosis.
Origin of prognose
- 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
Related Wordsprognostication, prediction, diagnosis, projection, guess, expectation, cast, prophecy, speculation, surmise, prevision
Examples 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
January 12, 2011
We know what clever structures of conjectures and prognoses have been built on these foundations.Essay on the Creative Imagination
- 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 and History for prognoses
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.
- A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease.
- The likelihood of recovery from a disease.
A medical prediction of the future course of a disease and the chance for recovery.