Prognostic Definition

prŏg-nŏstĭk
adjective
Of, or serving as a basis for, prognosis.
Webster's New World
Foretelling; predictive.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
noun
A sign or symptom indicating the future course of a disease.
American Heritage Medicine
A sign or indication of things to come; omen.
Webster's New World
A forecast; prediction.
Webster's New World

(rare, medicine) Prognosis.

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Other Word Forms of Prognostic

Noun

Singular:
prognostic
Plural:
prognostics

Origin of Prognostic

  • Middle English pronostik prognosticating, omen from Medieval Latin prognōsticus prognosticating from Greek prognōstikos from prognōsis foreknowledge prognosis N., from Latin prognōsticum omen from Greek prognōstikon from neuter of prognōstikos

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

  • From Medieval Latin prognosticus, from Ancient Greek προγνωστικός (prognostikos, “foreknowing"), from πρό- (pro-) + γνωστικός (gnostikos, “of or for knowing, good at knowing"), from γιγνώσκω (gignosko, “to learn to know, to perceive, to mark, to learn"). Compare French pronostic (“prognostic").

    From Wiktionary

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