A young patient getting an exam.
An example of prognosis is stage I cancer being treatable and having a good chance of recovery.
Origin of prognosisLate Latin ; from Classical Greek progn?sis ; from progign?skein ; from pro-, before (see pro-) + gign?skein, 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 progn&omacron;sis, from Greek, from progign&omacron;skein, to foreknow : pro-, before; see pro–2 + gign&omacron;skein, gn&omacron;-, to know; see gn&omacron;- 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.