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Pronunciation:  prâg'nâstik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"
  2. [adj]  of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions

PROGNOSTIC is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: omen, portent, predictive, presage, prognostication, prognosticative, prophetic, prophetical
 See Also: augury, auspice, death knell, foreboding, foretoken, preindication, sign



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Prog*nos"tic\, a. [Gr. ?. See {Prognosis}.]
    Indicating something future by signs or symptoms;
    foreshowing; aiding in prognosis; as, the prognostic symptoms
    of a disease; prognostic signs.
  2. \Prog*nos"tic\, n. [L. prognosticum, Gr. ?: cf. F.
    pronostic, prognostic. See {Prognostic}, a.]
    1. That which prognosticates; a sign by which a future event
       may be known or foretold; an indication; a sign or omen;
       hence, a foretelling; a prediction.
             That choice would inevitably be considered by the
             country as a prognostic of the highest import.
    2. (Med.) A sign or symptom indicating the course and
       termination of a disease. --Parr.
    Syn: Sign; omen; presage; token; indication.
  3. \Prog*nos"tic\, v. t.
    To prognosticate. [Obs.]