|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
prognosis prog·no·sis (prŏg-nō'sĭs)
n. pl. prog·no·ses (-sēz)
A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease.
The likelihood of recovery from a disease.
A medical prediction of the future course of a disease and the chance for recovery.
Note: Prognosis is often used as a general term for predicting the unfolding of events: “The governor said that the prognosis for the state's financial future is bleak.”