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[pri-dik-shuh n] /prɪˈdɪk ʃən/
an act of predicting.
an instance of this; prophecy.
Origin of prediction
1555-65; < Latin praedictiōn- (stem of praedictiō) a foretelling. See predict, -ion
2. forecast, augury, prognostication, divination, projection. Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • Why does your prediction merit any more consideration?
  • But we cannot make that prediction.
  • String theory has finally made a prediction that can be tested with experiments — but in a completely unexpected realm of physics.
  • Given recent events, my predictions haven't embarrassed me, but they could have.
  • My prediction is that time travel will never happen.
  • One prediction of general relativity was that light should not travel in a perfectly straight line.
British Dictionary definitions for prediction


the act of predicting
something predicted; a forecast, prophecy, etc
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Word Origin and History for prediction

1560s, from Middle French prédiction and directly from Medieval Latin predictionem (nominative predictio), from Latin praedictio "a foretelling," noun of action from past participle stem of praedicere (see predict).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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