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PREDICTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prediction mean? 

PREDICTION (noun)
  The noun PREDICTION has 2 senses:

1. the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
2. a statement made about the future

  Familiarity information: PREDICTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREDICTION (noun)


Sense 1prediction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

prediction; anticipation; prevision

Hypernyms ("prediction" is a kind of...):

abstract thought; logical thinking; reasoning (thinking that is coherent and logical)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prediction"):

projection (a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations)

prognostication; prophecy; vaticination (knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source))

adumbration; foreshadowing; prefiguration (the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand)


Sense 2prediction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A statement made about the future

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

forecasting; foretelling; prediction; prognostication

Hypernyms ("prediction" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prediction"):

extropy (the prediction that human intelligence and technology will enable life to expand in an orderly way throughout the entire universe)

fortunetelling (the practice of predicting people's futures (usually for payment))

horoscope (a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets)

meteorology; weather forecasting (predicting what the weather will be)

forecast; prognosis (a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop)

divination; prophecy (a prediction uttered under divine inspiration)


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