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Definition 1: knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source) - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for prognostication in the sense of this definition

(prognostication is a kind of ...) the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

(... is a kind of prognostication ) staring into a crystal ball to arouse visions of future or distant events

(... is a kind of prognostication ) the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means

Definition 2: a statement made about the future - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for prognostication in the sense of this definition

(prognostication is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of prognostication ) the prediction that human intelligence and technology will enable life to expand in an orderly way throughout the entire universe

(... is a kind of prognostication ) the practice of predicting people's futures (usually for payment)

(... is a kind of prognostication ) a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets

(... is a kind of prognostication ) predicting what the weather will be

(... is a kind of prognostication ) a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop

(... is a kind of prognostication ) a prediction uttered under divine inspiration

Definition 3: a sign of something about to happen - [noun denoting event]

Samples where prognostication or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he looked for an omen before going into battle

Synonyms for prognostication in the sense of this definition

(prognostication is a kind of ...) an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

"he hoped it was an augury" "it was a sign from God"

(... is a kind of prognostication ) a favorable omen

(... is a kind of prognostication ) an unfavorable omen

(... is a kind of prognostication ) an omen of death or destruction

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