prognostication

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prognostication knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
    • n prognostication a statement made about the future
    • n prognostication 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
    • Prognostication That which foreshows; a foretoken.
    • Prognostication The act of foreshowing or foretelling something future by present signs; prediction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prognostication The act or prognosticating, foretelling, or foreshowing future events by present signs; a presage; a prediction.
    • n prognostication That which foreshows or foretells; a sign.
    • n prognostication Synonyms Prophecy, etc. See prediction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Prognostication the act of prognosticating or foretelling something future by present signs: a foretoken or previous sign
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. prognostication,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—pro, before, gignōskein, to know.

Usage

In literature:

All these sad prognostications were quickly realised.
"Royal Edinburgh" by Margaret Oliphant
Adele's prognostications had been correct.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
A small sea-fowl which the natives of the Western Isles of Scotland trust in, as a prognosticator of the weather.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Sometimes the eruption takes place with a profuse warm sweat, which prognosticates a mild course and a favorable issue of the disorder.
"Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms" by Charles Munde
They are held as prognosticative of stormy weather.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
The meaning of these prognostics appeared the next morning.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
His wife had been correct in her prognostications.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
It is by these bubbles that your prognostications are made.
"Cupology" by Clara
In general, three or four essential facts from secondary alteration must be kept in view when prognosticating extensions.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
Atmospheric phenomena are frequent, but not infallible prognostics of an earthquake.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
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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:

A new poll gauges Americans' prognostications about a "fiscal cliff" at year's end.
The Clinical Utility of Prognostic Indices : The Proof of the Pudding Is in the Eating—Reply.
Is it really time for another year of high school football prognostication by the Inskter.
It has been a slow news week on the lake compared to the tidal wave of election ads and prognostications.
True, there have been occasional pleas for caution and some grim prognostications.
In recent days, numerous conferences have held their annual media days, featuring preseason polls and prognostications.
Google Search Engine Forms Basis of Algorithm to Identify Prognostic Cancer Biomarkers.
Sponsored by Pigskin Prognosticator Coborns, Little Dukes of Glencoe, Great Clips for Hair of Hutchinson.
Join Joel Niemeyer Friday's during the Fall as he attempts to correctly prognosticate the outcome of High School, College and NFL Football games.
After days and weeks of prognostications, uncertainty and worry about threatening water levels in Canadian storage basins, the sirens that would forever change the way we see Minot sounded at 12:57 pm on June 22, 2011.
It's all become a blur of polls, predictions and prognostication.
Some prognosticators were so adamant about their predictions that, according to rumors, Gray was supposed to have resigned last weekend.
The CES opens Friday and tech prognosticators expect tablet PCs and smartphones will continue to dominate after a strong year for both in 2010.
Tonganoxie Phil's prognostication means so long winter, hello early spring.
But when the competition is an entire country, prognosticators generally elect to stay away.
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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
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
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