an act of predicting.
an instance of this; prophecy.

1555–65; < Latin praedictiōn- (stem of praedictiō) a foretelling. See predict, -ion

2. forecast, augury, prognostication, divination, projection. Unabridged
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prediction (prɪˈdɪkʃən)
1.  the act of predicting
2.  something predicted; a forecast, prophecy, etc

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Example sentences
One hopes that this prediction does not go the way of those made about vaccines.
The prediction is therefore almost obsolete the moment it is made.
That's not so much a prediction as it is playing the odds.
From the business point of view, the often spectacular predictions for growth
  attracted widespread attention.
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