[ prog-nos-tik ]
/ prɒgˈnɒs tɪk /
of or relating to prognosis.
predictive of something in the future: prognostic signs and symbols.
a forecast or prediction.
an omen or portent; sign.
- prognostic chart,
Origin of prognostic
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/ (prɒɡˈnɒstɪk) /
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
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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c.1600, from Medieval Latin prognosticus, from Greek prognostikos "foreknowing," from progignoskein (see prognosis). Related: Prognostical (1580s).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[ prŏg-nŏs′tĭk ]
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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