• WordNet 3.6
    • n prognosis a prediction of the course of a disease
    • n prognosis a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prognosis prŏg*nō"sĭs (Med) The act or art of foretelling the course and termination of a disease; also, the outlook afforded by this act of judgment; as, the prognosis of hydrophobia is bad.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prognosis A foreknowing of the course of events; forecast.
    • n prognosis A forecast of the probable course and termination of a case of disease; also, what is thus forecast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prognosis prog-nō′sis foreknowledge:
    • adj Prognosis foreknowing: foreshowing: indicating what is to happen by signs or symptoms
    • n Prognosis prog-nō′sis (med.) the act or art of foretelling the course of a disease from the symptoms: the opinion thus formed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. pro`gnosis, fr. progignw`skein to know beforehand; pro` before + gignw`skein to know. See Know
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—pro, before, gignōskein, to know.


In literature:

If the patient survives two days, the prognosis is more hopeful (Wagner).
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Either recovery in our cases was accidental or there is a distinct clinical group with a good prognosis.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
The general physical condition and attitude of the sick animal tell the careful observer much that aids him in making a diagnosis and prognosis.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
However, he must be guided by his prognosis on arriving at Costrell's.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
He more than verified Doctor Dare's prognosis.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 8" by Various
He decided that firmly, two months after the prognosis.
"Disaster Revisited" by Darius John Granger
In fact, that was an optimistic prognosis.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
She also didn't mention she had greeted my market prognosis with open skepticism.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
You can't depend on any prognosis, you know.
"The Professor's Mystery" by Wells Hastings
Its quantity, and the deathlike paleness of his face, were points for a sad prognosis.
"The Bandolero" by Mayne Reid

In news:

Prognosis guarded for Medicare and Social Security.
Luckily, the tumor was operable and her post surgery prognosis was excellent.
Copeptin Predicts Prognosis in Heart Failure Patients.
Personnel at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. Have told reporters that Graham's bronchitis is "responding well to treatment" and "the prognosis is very positive.
Doctors treating California Gov Jerry Brown for prostate cancer his prognosis is excellent.
Faced with McDaniel's prognosis, his family and friends wanted to do something - something beyond the usual caretaking and preparation making.
As soon as he hears the news, he makes the decision not to tell anyone about his prognosis.
The prognosis is that A-Rod will miss six-to-eight weeks, which – at best – makes him available to the Yankees again in early September.
Prognosis Worsens For Shortage In Primary Care .
S&P on US Credit Outlook: Prognosis Negative.
Giants' Coughlin on Thomas prognosis : 'I don't know what to believe'.
Prognosis 'Very Good' for Weemissfrankie.
Prognosis Grim for McDonald's Restaurants in Hospitals.
Richmond councilman-elect Gary Bell's prognosis unknown following surgeries.
Despite Ryan O'Neal publicly proclaiming that his prostate cancer was treatable, has exclusively learned that his prognosis is 'very grim.'.

In science:

Neutron star observations: Prognosis for equation of state constraints.
Introduction - Strong interaction in the nuclear medium: new trends
The prognosis in the case of a constant, but non-zero, magnetic field, is somewhat better.
The Tutte-Potts connection in the presence of an external magnetic field
We want to use the microarray data in order to predict the prognosis of a patient.
A study of pre-validation
Forty-four of these belong to the good prognosis group (survival of more than 5 years), 34 have a poor prognosis.
A study of pre-validation
Find the centroid vector of the good prognosis group. 3.
A study of pre-validation