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prognostication

[ prog-nos-ti-key-shuhn ]
/ prɒgˌnɒs tɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of prognosticating.
a forecast or prediction.
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Origin of prognostication

1350–1400; Middle English pronosticacion<Medieval Latin prognōsticātiōn- (stem of prognōsticātiō). See prognosticate, -ion
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