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prediction

[pri-dik-shuh n] /prɪˈdɪk ʃən/
noun
1.
an act of predicting.
2.
an instance of this; prophecy.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin praedictiōn- (stem of praedictiō) a foretelling. See predict, -ion
Synonyms
2. forecast, augury, prognostication, divination, projection.
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  • Its predictions raised hopes and fears in minds which ought to have rejected it with contempt.
  • Many other clear predictions of the saint are recorded.
  • They scared him enough that he put out a statement that he will no longer be making predictions.
  • Such wildly varying predictions are the result of huge unknowns.
  • Others are less pessimistic, though even they caution that we're still a long way from accurate predictions.
  • If the past is any indication, it is difficult to make predictions about the faculty job market.
  • Despite dire predictions, enrollments remained strong.
  • Point and counterpoint is an appealing construct when it comes to movie reviews, sports predictions, and even politics.
  • And if you do make predictions, don't put in any experiments that would actually test them.
  • Obviously many of those predictions did not materialize.
British Dictionary definitions for predictions

prediction

/prɪˈdɪkʃən/
noun
1.
the act of predicting
2.
something predicted; a forecast, prophecy, etc
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Word Origin and History for predictions

prediction

n.

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).

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