Definitions for: Prediction


[n] the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
[n] a statement made about the future



Webster (1913) Definition: Pre*dic"tion, n. [L. praedictio: cf. F.
pr['e]diction.]
The act of foretelling; also, that which is foretold;
prophecy.

The predictions of cold and long winters. --Bacon.

Syn: Prophecy; prognostication; foreboding; augury;
divination; soothsaying; vaticination.

Synonyms: anticipation, forecasting, foretelling, prevision, prognostication

See Also: abstract thought, adumbration, divination, forecast, foreshadowing, horoscope, logical thinking, meteorology, prefiguration, prognosis, prognostication, projection, prophecy, prophecy, reasoning, statement, vaticination, weather forecasting

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