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prognostication

[prog-nos-ti-key-shuh n] /prɒgˌnɒs tɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of prognosticating.
2.
a forecast or prediction.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English pronosticacion < Medieval Latin prognōsticātiōn- (stem of prognōsticātiō). See prognosticate, -ion
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Examples for prognostication
  • University presses have had concerns similar to those evoked by this prognostication of the obsolescence of academic libraries.
  • Let's learn to be humbler about our alleged powers of prognostication and fear-mongering.
  • In developing these three parts of prognostication models, quality diagnostics and sensor information were considered imperative.
Word Origin and History for prognostication
prognostication
early 15c., from O.Fr. pronosticacion (14c.), from M.L. prognosticationem (nom. prognosticatio), from prognosticatus, pp. of prognosticare "foretell," from L. prognostica "sign to forecast weather," from neuter plural of Gk. prognostikos "foreknowing," from progignoskein (see prognosis).
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