prognostic

[prog-nos-tik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to prognosis.
2.
predictive of something in the future: prognostic signs and symbols.
noun
3.
a forecast or prediction.
4.
an omen or portent; sign.

Origin:
1375–1425; (adj.) late Middle English pronostik < Medieval Latin prognōsticus < Greek prognōstikós of foreknowledge, equivalent to pro(gi)gnṓs(kein) to know1 beforehand + -tikos -tic (see pro-2, gnostic); (noun) < Latin prognōsticon < Greek prognōstikón, neuter of prognōstikós

prognosticable, adjective
prognostically, adverb
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prognostic (prɒɡˈnɒstɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or serving as a prognosis
2.  foretelling or predicting
 
n
3.  med any symptom or sign used in making a prognosis
4.  a sign or forecast of some future occurrence
 
[C15: from Old French pronostique, from Latin prognōsticum, from Greek prognōstikon, from progignōskein to know in advance]

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prognostic prog·nos·tic (prŏg-nŏs'tĭk)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or useful in prognosis.

  2. Of or relating to prediction; predictive.

n.
  1. A sign or symptom indicating the future course of a disease.

  2. A sign of a future happening; a portent.

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