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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prognostic  \Prog*nos"tic\,  a.  [Gr.  ?.  See  {Prognosis}.] 
  Indicating  something  future  by  signs  or  symptoms; 
  foreshowing;  aiding  in  prognosis;  as  the  prognostic  symptoms 
  of  a  disease;  prognostic  signs. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prognostic  \Prog*nos"tic\,  n.  [L.  prognosticum  Gr  ?:  cf  F. 
  pronostic,  prognostic.  See  {Prognostic},  a.] 
  1.  That  which  prognosticates;  a  sign  by  which  a  future  event 
  may  be  known  or  foretold;  an  indication;  a  sign  or  omen; 
  hence  a  foretelling;  a  prediction. 
 
  That  choice  would  inevitably  be  considered  by  the 
  country  as  a  prognostic  of  the  highest  import. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  A  sign  or  symptom  indicating  the  course  and 
  termination  of  a  disease.  --Parr. 
 
  Syn:  Sign;  omen;  presage;  token;  indication. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prognostic  \Prog*nos"tic\,  v.  t. 
  To  prognosticate.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prognostic 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  prediction;  having  value  for  making 
  predictions  [syn:  {predictive},  {prognosticative}] 
  n  :  a  sign  of  something  about  to  happen;  "he  looked  for  an  omen 
  before  going  into  battle"  [syn:  {omen},  {portent},  {presage}] 




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