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prognostic

[ prog-nos-tik ]
/ prɒgˈnɒs tɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to prognosis.
predictive of something in the future: prognostic signs and symbols.

noun

a forecast or prediction.
an omen or portent; sign.

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Origin of prognostic

1375–1425; (adj.) late Middle English pronostik<Medieval Latin prognōsticus<Greek prognōstikós of foreknowledge, equivalent to pro(gi)gnṓs(kein) to know1 beforehand + -tikos-tic (see pro-2, gnostic); (noun) <Latin prognōsticon<Greek prognōstikón, neuter of prognōstikós

OTHER WORDS FROM prognostic

prog·nos·ti·ca·ble, adjectiveprog·nos·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for prognostic

prognostic
/ (prɒɡˈnɒstɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or serving as a prognosis
foretelling or predicting

noun

med any symptom or sign used in making a prognosis
a sign or forecast of some future occurrence

Word Origin for prognostic

C15: from Old French pronostique, from Latin prognōsticum, from Greek prognōstikon, from progignōskein to know in advance
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Medical definitions for prognostic

prognostic
[ prŏg-nŏstĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or useful in prognosis.
Of or relating to prediction; predictive.

n.

A sign or symptom indicating the future course of a disease.
A sign of a future happening; a portent.
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