prognosticable, adj.prognostically, adv.
/prog nos"tik/, adj.
1. of or pertaining to prognosis.
2. predictive of something in the future: prognostic signs and symbols.
3. a forecast or prediction.
4. an omen or portent; sign.
[1375-1425; (adj.) late ME pronostik < ML prognosticus < Gk prognostikós of foreknowledge, equiv. to pro(gi)gnós(kein) to KNOW1 beforehand + -tikos -TIC (see PRO-2, GNOSTIC); (n.) < L prognosticon < Gk prognostikón, neut. of prognostikós]

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