Definitions for: Prognostication


[n] knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
[n] a statement made about the future
[n] a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"



Webster (1913) Definition: Prog*nos`ti*ca"tion, n. [Cf. F.
prognostication.]
1. The act of foreshowing or foretelling something future by
present signs; prediction.

2. That which foreshows; a foretoken. --Shak.

Synonyms: forecasting, foretelling, omen, portent, prediction, presage, prognostic, prophecy, vaticination

See Also: anticipation, augury, auspice, crystal gazing, death knell, divination, divination, foreboding, forecast, foretelling, foretoken, fortune telling, horoscope, meteorology, prediction, preindication, prevision, prognosis, prophecy, sign, soothsaying, statement, weather forecasting

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