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2 definitions found
 for prognostication
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prognostication \Prog*nos`ti*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F.
     prognostication.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The act of foreshowing or foretelling something future by
        present signs; prediction.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. That which foreshows; a foretoken. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prognostication
      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]
      2: a statement made about the future [syn: prediction,
         foretelling, forecasting, prognostication]
      3: knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a
         divine source) [syn: prophecy, prognostication,
         vaticination]

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