- of or relating to prognosis.
- predictive of something in the future: prognostic signs and symbols.
- a forecast or prediction.
- an omen or portent; sign.
Origin of prognostic
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Examples from the Web for prognostic
"She will recover," he murmured, as though giving utterance to a prognostic.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The prognostic importance of the enumeration of the white blood corpuscles.Histology of the Blood
Wat Wilder has observed it at the same time, and confirms the prognostic.The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
It was Ellison who suggested that they were prognostic of death.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
For that it was a prognostic of some fearful calamity, no one thought of doubting.Robin Tremayne
Emily Sarah Holt
- of, relating to, or serving as a prognosis
- foretelling or predicting
- med any symptom or sign used in making a prognosis
- a sign or forecast of some future occurrence
C15: from Old French pronostique, from Latin prognōsticum, from Greek prognōstikon, from progignōskein to know in advance
Word Origin and History for prognostic
c.1600, from Medieval Latin prognosticus, from Greek prognostikos "foreknowing," from progignoskein (see prognosis). Related: Prognostical (1580s).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or useful in prognosis.
- Of or relating to prediction; predictive.
- A sign or symptom indicating the future course of a disease.
- A sign of a future happening; a portent.
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