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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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prognostication

n.

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).

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