- prognosis (n.)
- 1650s, "forecast of the probable course of a disease," from Late Latin prognosis, from Greek prognosis "foreknowledge," also, in medicine, "predicted course of a disease," from stem of progignoskein "come to know beforehand," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + gignoskein "come to know" (see gnostic). General (non-medical) use in English from 1706. A back-formed verb prognose is attested from 1837. Related: Prognosed; prognosing.
- 1. The prognosis is for more people to work part-time in the future.
- 2. The prognosis for the economy is uncertain.
- 3. If the cancer is caught early the prognosis is excellent.
- 4. The prognosis for the future of the electronics industry is encouraging.
- 5. The prognosis for producing a late generation segregate variety is favorable.
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