Prognosis definition

prŏg-nōsĭs
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A forecast or forecasting; esp., a prediction of the probable course of a disease in an individual and the chances of recovery.
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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.

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A forecast or prediction.

A gloomy prognosis for economic recovery.

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A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease.
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The likelihood of recovery from a disease.
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A forecast or prediction.

A gloomy prognosis for economic recovery.

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A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease.
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The likelihood of recovery from a disease.
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(medicine) A forecast of the future course of a disease or disorder, based on medical knowledge.
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A forecast of the future course, or outcome, of a situation; a prediction.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
prognosis
Plural:
prognoses

Origin of prognosis

  • Late Latin prognōsis from Greek from progignōskein to foreknow pro- before pro–2 gignōskein gnō- to know gnō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Latin prognōsis, from Ancient Greek πρόγνωσις (prognōsis, “foreknowledge, perceiving beforehand, prediction"), from prefix προ- (pro-, “before") + γνῶσις (gnōsis, “inquiry, investigation, knowing"), from γιγνώσκω (gignōskō, “know"). First attested in the mid 17th century.

    From Wiktionary