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
Aratus, the Phaenomena translated, i., 46; the Prognostics translated, 277; ii., 296.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
What It Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms, Prognostics, and several Cures of it.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
Why, reading the facts of what happened in 1929, it is already prognosticated.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
Dreams, prognostics of good and evil, 508; malicious spirits torment their victims in, 509.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
This, however, in such circumstances, is a favourable prognostic.
"Specimens of German Romance; Vol. II. Master Flea" by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
The sudden success of the work is not, we think, what any one could have prognosticated.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 354, April 1845" by Various
The report of the latter body, when issued, more than bore out the gloomy prognostications of the alarmists.
"Sober by Act of Parliament" by Fred A. McKenzie
He may be able to prognosticate.
"I, Thou, and the Other One" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
How strange it is that our dreams often prognosticate coming events!
"Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume II" by Alexander Huth
The townsfolk saw in this only an unfavourable prognostic for her morals.
"Sentimental Education Vol 1" by Gustave Flaubert
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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
When there are two or more prognostic variables, the conditioning can account for interactions between the prognostic variables.
Multi-center clinical trials: Randomization and ancillary statistics
This prognostic method assumes that phase diagram points corresponding to the same temperature would have (approximately) the same ratio of ferromagnetic to antiferromagnetic interactions.
Critical Behavior of the Three-Dimensional Ising model with Anisotropic Bond Randomness at the Ferromagnetic-Paramagnetic Transition Line
However, our prognostic method, insist that the present anisotropic FG transition line is reentrant.
Critical Behavior of the Three-Dimensional Ising model with Anisotropic Bond Randomness at the Ferromagnetic-Paramagnetic Transition Line
Current Status and Prognostications That said, recent progress has been outstanding, and I list here five major experiments that all of us would agree have provided big breakthroughs.
CIW Cosmology Symposium: Conference Summary -- Observations
To prognosticate about the future is a notorious business.
Computers and Liquid State Statistical Mechanics
A number of recent articles have investigated the prognostic relevance of the BCR/ ABL fusion in adult ALL of the B-cell lineage .
Multiple tests of association with biological annotation metadata
Limitations of the odds ratio in gauging the performance of a diagnostic, prognostic, or screening marker.
A study of pre-validation
The limitations of risk factors as prognostic tools.
A study of pre-validation
While these correlations are certainly reasonable to consider, it might have been more direct to compare candidate blocking schemes on the basis of the variance in d(Z, ·)’s they would entail, preferring those schemes that offer lesser mean-square imbalances on key prognostic variables.
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
Altman (1985), Begg (1990) and Senn (1994) criticize the use of balance tests to decide which covariates to adjust for in the outcome analysis of a clinical trial, arguing that these judgments should rather be made on the basis of the prognostic value of the covariate.
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
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