- The definition of a prognosis is the predicted outcome of a disease and the chances of recovery.
An example of prognosis is stage I cancer being treatable and having a good chance of recovery.
Origin of prognosisLate Latin ; from Classical Greek prognōsis ; from progignōskein ; from pro-, before (see pro-) + gignōskein, to know
- a. A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease.b. The likelihood of recovery from a disease.
- A forecast or prediction: a gloomy prognosis for economic recovery.
Origin of prognosisLate Latin prognōsis, from Greek, from progignōskein, to foreknow : pro-, before; see pro–2 + gignōskein, gnō-, to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.
Borrowing from Latin prognÅsis, from Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÏŒÎ³Î½Ï‰ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (prognÅsis, “foreknowledge, perceiving beforehand, prediction"), from prefix Ï€ÏÎ¿- (pro-, “before") + Î³Î½á¿¶ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (gnÅsis, “inquiry, investigation, knowing"), from Î³Î¹Î³Î½ÏŽÏƒÎºÏ‰ (gignÅskÅ, “know"). First attested in the mid 17th century.