- the act of prognosticating.
- a forecast or prediction.
Origin of prognostication
Related Words for prognosticationprophecy, prognosis, harbinger, auspice, prognostic, straw, foreboding, augury, sign, forerunner, warning, indication, premonition, writing, presage, portent, foretoken, outlook, hunch
Examples from the Web for prognostication
Contemporary Examples of prognostication
This is crunch time for folks in the prognostication business.Stu Rothenberg: Florida Holds Key to the Election
November 2, 2012
Historical Examples of prognostication
The doctor's prognostication in reference to the weather was speedily verified.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
It was in the hands of God, and prognostication could only be vain and unprofitable.The Right Stuff
The prognostication of my friend had proved emphatically false.The Wild Huntress
“Edna will be all right with me to-morrow,” she said to herself; and she was right in her prognostication.Our Bessie
Rosa Nouchette Carey
And it was not long before their prognostication was verified.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times
Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Word Origin and History for prognostication
late 14c., from Old French pronosticacion (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin *prognosticationem (nominative prognosticatio), noun of action from past participle stem of prognosticare "foretell," from Latin prognostica "sign to forecast weather," from neuter plural of Greek prognostikos "foreknowing," from progignoskein (see prognosis).