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[prog-nos-ti-key-shuh n] /prɒgˌnɒs tɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
the act of prognosticating.
a forecast or prediction.
Origin of prognostication
1350-1400; Middle English pronosticacion < Medieval Latin prognōsticātiōn- (stem of prognōsticātiō). See prognosticate, -ion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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

late 14c., from Old French pronosticacion (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin *prognosticationem (nominative prognosticatio), noun of action from past participle stem of prognosticare "foretell," from Latin prognostica "sign to forecast weather," from neuter plural of Greek prognostikos "foreknowing," from progignoskein (see prognosis).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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