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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prognostication mean? 

  The noun PROGNOSTICATION has 3 senses:

1. a sign of something about to happen
2. a statement made about the future
3. knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

  Familiarity information: PROGNOSTICATION used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1prognostication [BACK TO TOP]


A sign of something about to happen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events


omen; portent; prognostic; prognostication; presage; prodigy

Context example:

he looked for an omen before going into battle

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

augury; foretoken; preindication; sign (an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come)

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

auspice (a favorable omen)

foreboding (an unfavorable omen)

death knell (an omen of death or destruction)

Sense 2prognostication [BACK TO TOP]


A statement made about the future

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


forecasting; foretelling; prognostication; prediction

Hypernyms ("prognostication" 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 "prognostication"):

divination; prophecy (a prediction uttered under divine inspiration)

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

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

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

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

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

Sense 3prognostication [BACK TO TOP]


Knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


prophecy; vaticination; prognostication

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

anticipation; prediction; prevision (the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future))

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

crystal gazing (staring into a crystal ball to arouse visions of future or distant events)

divination; foretelling; fortune telling; soothsaying (the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means)

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