- a sign by which a future event may be known or foretold; an indication; a sign or omen; hence, a foretelling; a prediction.
- Careful observers may foretell the hour
- (By sure prognostics) when to dread a show"r.
- While rain depends, the pensive cat gives o"er
- Her frolics, and pursues her tail no more. Jonathan Swift
- A sign or symptom indicating the course and termination of a disease.
Etymology: From w:Latin, Latin prognosticum (meaning omen), from w:Greek language, Greek (prognostikos) "foreknowing, prescient, prognostic", from prefix - (pro-) + (gnostikos) "of or for knowing, good at knowing", from (gignosko) "to learn to know, to perceive, to mark, to learn". Compare w:French language, Frenchcategory:French derivations pronostic, prognostic.
- of or relating to prognosis, prediction
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