prognosticate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v prognosticate indicate by signs "These signs bode bad news"
    • v prognosticate make a prediction about; tell in advance "Call the outcome of an election"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Prognosticate To indicate as future; to foretell from signs or symptoms; to prophesy; to foreshow; to predict; as, to prognosticate evil. "I neither will nor can prognosticate To the young gaping heir his father's fate."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prognosticate To foretell by means of present signs; predict.
    • prognosticate To foreshow or betoken; presage.
    • prognosticate Synonyms and Predict, Presage, etc. See foretell.
    • prognosticate To betoken.
    • prognosticate To judge or pronounce from presage or foreknowledge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Prognosticate to foreshow: to foretell: to indicate as future by signs
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Prognostic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—pro, before, gignōskein, to know.

Usage

In literature:

Her prognostications of evil were soon fulfilled.
"Raleigh" by Edmund Gosse
The directors now became seriously alarmed, and feared that the evil prognostications of the eminent engineers were about to be fulfilled.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
The gloomy Penworthy's prognostication had not come true.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
To prognosticate the desired fertility of the union, cakes of sesame were distributed.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The prognostication of my friend had proved emphatically false.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
For that it was a prognostic of some fearful calamity, no one thought of doubting.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
The number was still weak, but important as a rallying point, and prognostic.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
None of the prognosticated causes of failure have proved effective.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
These are not remote possibilities nor vague prognostications.
"China, Japan and the U.S.A." by John Dewey
A number of theories have been forward from time to time prognosticating the end of the earth, and consequently of human life.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
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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:

Molecular Classifications and Prognostic Associations.
Boulud, Cardoz, and Canora Remember and Prognosticate .
Prognostication Still Thrives at Comdex.
Coming off a great week of prognosticating, I am excited for Week 8 - especially with a game across the pond in London.
Prognosticator likes Tornadoes to blow through Hornets Saturday.
Even the prognosticator needs fashion.
Herald-Mail football prognosticator Big Sydney ( September 5, 2012 ).
The Morenci pigskin prognosticator entered the Hard Core Football Challenge sponsored by Fox 36 television in Toledo.
The Prognosticator Picks Pittsburgh, or NFL Conference.
One of the hottest 2014 recruiting commodities as of late has a prognostication for how Ohio State will finish its season: 12-0.
Food prices are going to shoot up in upcoming months due to an epic drought that has already reduced a quarter of the projected corn crop, market prognosticators say.
Columnist Lenore Skomal offers her brand of nature prognosticators to determine our upcoming winter.
Yes it's that time again, when industry pundits and prognosticators announce their picks for the "next big thing" in the coming new year.
Business prognosticators once said that layaway would go the way of the dinosaur.
But in recent months, many sports prognosticators have had their limbs broken or sawed off.
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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
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