prognostic

[ prog-nos-tik ]
/ prɒgˈnɒs tɪk /

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.

Nearby words

  1. proglottis,
  2. prognathic,
  3. prognathous,
  4. prognose,
  5. prognosis,
  6. prognostic chart,
  7. prognosticate,
  8. prognostication,
  9. progradation,
  10. prograde

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

Related formsprog·nos·ti·ca·ble, adjectiveprog·nos·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for prognostically

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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Word Origin and History for prognostically

prognostic

adj.

c.1600, from Medieval Latin prognosticus, from Greek prognostikos "foreknowing," from progignoskein (see prognosis). Related: Prognostical (1580s).

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Medicine definitions for prognostically

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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