A Word A Day : Prognosis
Sunday, 3rd February 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : prog-nṓs-siss
1. A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease
2. The likelihood of recovery from a disease
3. a prediction about how a given situation will develop
4. a medical opinion as to the likely course and outcome of a disease
Mid-17th century - Via late Latin - Greek prognōsis - knowledge beforehand - gignōskein - know
prediction, forecast, projection, scenario, diagnosis, prospects
is the process of identifying or determining the nature of a diseased condition or the conclusion reached.
is a prediction of the probable course of a disease or likely outcome of a problem.
is what is foretold (noun).
is to foretell.
• The prognosis
for a full recovery was very good.
• The News Paper presented a gloomy prognosis
for economic future.
• There were local tales of his having exerted his powers of prognosis
, or perhaps you would say diagnosis. And it was said that in every instance the person whose friends he had warned had died suddenly at the appointed time, and from no assignable cause.
: Noun - Plural
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