• WordNet 3.6
    • adj prognostic of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
    • n prognostic a sign of something about to happen "he looked for an omen before going into battle"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Prognostic (Med) A sign or symptom indicating the course and termination of a disease.
    • a Prognostic Indicating something future by signs or symptoms; foreshowing; aiding in prognosis; as, the prognostic symptoms of a disease; prognostic signs.
    • Prognostic 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."
    • v. t Prognostic To prognosticate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prognostic Foreshowing; indicating something in the future by signs or symptoms: as, the prognostic indications of a disease.
    • n prognostic That which prognosticates or foretells; a sign by which a future event may be known or foreshown; an omen; a token.
    • n prognostic A prediction; a foretelling.
    • n prognostic Synonyms Sign, Presage, etc. See omen, and foretell, v. i.
    • prognostic To prognosticate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prognostic a foreshowing: a foretelling: an indication: a presage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. prognosticum, Gr. : cf. F. pronostic, prognostic,. See Prognostic (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—pro, before, gignōskein, to know.


In literature:

He recovered, however, in two or three weeks, in spite of the doctor's prognostication.
"An Old Sailor's Yarns" by Nathaniel Ames
German activity in the Arras-Armentieres sector was regarded as prognosticating a big attack.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
For no man was ever yet able to prognosticate of religion, or prophecy with the remotest degree of its future action.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863" by Various
Especially take heed of doing this by way of a prognostic for time to come.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
All the feelings prognosticated by Tocqueville are shown to be fulfilled.
"The Fathers of Confederation" by A. H. U. Colquhoun
Yes, truly a glad heart brings pleasant prognostications.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
Don Herero had prognosticated correctly.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
To the mother's astonishment and grief they prognosticated that the child would be drowned.
"Notes and Queries, Number 217, December 24, 1853" by Various
But he is not to be shaken for all that; he prognosticates through all the year just as if all was to come exactly right.
"The Galaxy" by Various
But Sir Tom laughed at all their prognostications.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant

In poetry:

But a violent storm of rain or snow
I can prognosticate,
For the sign will never fail, I know,
When this is Polly's pate.
"My Barometer" by Carolyn Wells
My good companions, never fear;
For though you may mistake a year,
Though your prognostics run too fast,
They must be verify'd at last.
"Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D.S.P.D." by Jonathan Swift
Measure the sun as with a chain,
Prognosticate the snow, the rain;
Distance the earth from pole to pole,
And mark the seasons as they roll.
"Creation Light" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Then, pollster, prognosticator, and provocateur Pat Caddell brings his usual sunny optimism to his view of the state of the campaign.
Replaces Frank Caliendo as show's "comedic prognosticator".
Actor Rob Riggle will join Fox NFL Sunday this season as the pregame show's "comedic prognosticator," replacing Frank Caliendo.
We're treading water here at Pigskin Prognosticators Headquarters both literally and figuratively.
Used since 1818 and known only to the almanac 's prognosticator, the formula considers mathematical and astronomical factors and sunspot activity, tidal action of the moon and positioning of the planets, said Sandi Duncan, managing editor.
The Longhorn football team and its players are being overlooked in almost every preseason poll and prognostication.
I learned a hard lesson last week about being a self-appointed, workplace baseball prognosticator: Sometimes those bold predictions can come back to haunt you.
We want to look ahead, to anticipate what's next, to project and speculate and prognosticate.
But it seems he wasn't quite as sharp when it came to pop-culture prognostication.
In 2009, the greatest prognosticator in the history of Central Michigan Football, myself, suffered the shame of going 13 - 1 with my predictions.
EAGLE LAKE — After 50 years of watching geese flock to this area as an annual test of the shooting skills of waterfowl hunters, Clifton Tyler has developed pretty accurate prognostication abilities.
Among pundits and prognosticators – as well as the public at large – there's an expectation that President Obama will win reelection, despite the fact that the race is still a virtual tie, nationally.
Automated FDD with prognostics analyzes diagnostic data from sensors and generates trend lines to predict possible failures.
As I expected the Cavaliers are generating mixed feelings among prognosticators and NBA experts out there with respect to how they will do in the coming season.
History repeats itself, and doesn't make doomsday prognosticators look good.

In science:

It is well known that the Dirac equation succeed in many important prognostics .
New exact solution of Dirac-Coulomb equation with exact boundary condition
Prostate brachytherapy involves implanting radioactive seeds (I125 for instance) permanently in the gland for the treatment of localized prostate cancers e.g. cT1c-T2a N0 M0 with good prognostic factors.
MRI/TRUS data fusion for prostate brachytherapy. Preliminary results
If there are other prognostic factors influencing the outcomes, in the absence of stratified randomization, the number of patients on each treatment within the level of a prognostic factor would be a random variable.
Multi-center clinical trials: Randomization and ancillary statistics
Furthermore, if there are other prognostic variables, the number of patients assigned to each treatment at each variable level will be a random variable.
Multi-center clinical trials: Randomization and ancillary statistics
In general, the method of analysis to adjust for a prognostic variable is to condition on the ancillary statistics.
Multi-center clinical trials: Randomization and ancillary statistics