- 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 prognosis
And unless Republicans start pursuing very different priorities in Congress, that prognosis could sting.GOP Senate Can't Resist a ‘War on Women’
November 11, 2014
Tillis, despite the prognosis, was able to make a full recovery.North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis: Lawsuits for Me, Not for Thee
September 30, 2014
The prognosis of each person runs on a spectrum relative to their genetic loading and their environment.We're Talking About Depression All Wrong
August 20, 2014
She was at Cedars-Sinai in New York, and the prognosis was pretty bad, but they saved her.Michel Gondry on ‘Mood Indigo,’ Kanye West, and the 10th Anniversary of ‘Eternal Sunshine’
July 20, 2014
With each passing Bieber incident, however, the diagnosis gets more credible, and the prognosis even more worrisome.The Epic Justin Bieber Meltdown May Be the Most Worrisome One Yet
January 23, 2014
We never permit a patient to pronounce a prognosis upon his own case!Hidden Hand
Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
If my prognosis is concurred in, these should reach Mudros on or about 1st August.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2
His prognosis of brain injuries was much better than that of his predecessors.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
I can, as a medical man, bear witness that your prognosis was justified by the event.Fruits of Culture
The prognosis of fracture of the tibia, as a rule, must be unfavorable.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
- 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 prognosis
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.