- 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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- 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 prognostically
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.