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 for prognostic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prognostic \Prog*nos"tic\, a. [Gr. prognwstiko`n. See
     Prognosis.]
     Indicating something future by signs or symptoms;
     foreshowing; aiding in prognosis; as, the prognostic symptoms
     of a disease; prognostic signs.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prognostic \Prog*nos"tic\, n. [L. prognosticum, Gr. ?: cf. F.
     pronostic, prognostic. See Prognostic, a.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              That choice would inevitably be considered by the
              country
              as a prognostic of the highest import. --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Med.) A sign or symptom indicating the course and
        termination of a disease. --Parr.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Sign; omen; presage; token; indication.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prognostic \Prog*nos"tic\, v. t.
     To prognosticate. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prognostic
      adj 1: of or relating to prediction; having value for making
             predictions [syn: predictive, prognostic,
             prognosticative]
      n 1: a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen
           before going into battle" [syn: omen, portent,
           presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "prognostic":
     apocalyptic, augural, auguring, augury, boding, divinatory,
     fatidic, forecasting, forerunning, foreseeing, foreshadowing,
     foreshowing, foretelling, foretokening, forewarning,
     fortunetelling, haruspical, heavy with meaning, indicative,
     intuitive, mantic, meaningful, monitory, omen, oracular, portent,
     precursive, precursory, predictional, predictive, predictory,
     prefigurative, prefiguring, preindicative, premonitory, presage,
     presageful, presaging, presignificative, presignifying,
     prognosticative, prophetic, sibyllic, sibylline, significant,
     vaticinal, vaticinatory, warning, weather-wise
  
  

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