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prognostic

[prog-nos-tik] /prɒgˈnɒs tɪk/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
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
Related forms
prognosticable, adjective
prognostically, adverb
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  • It gives you some prognostic information if you were to do something.
British Dictionary definitions for prognostic

prognostic

/prɒɡˈnɒstɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or serving as a prognosis
2.
foretelling or predicting
noun
3.
(med) any symptom or sign used in making a prognosis
4.
a sign or forecast of some future occurrence
Word Origin
C15: from Old French pronostique, from Latin prognōsticum, from Greek prognōstikon, from progignōskein to know in advance
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Word Origin and History for prognostic
adj.

c.1600, from Medieval Latin prognosticus, from Greek prognostikos "foreknowing," from progignoskein (see prognosis). Related: Prognostical (1580s).

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prognostic in Medicine

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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