prog·nos·tic /prɑgˈnɑstɪk/ 形容詞
Prog·nos·tic, v. t. To prognosticate. [Obs.]
Prog·nos·tic a. Indicating something future by signs or symptoms; foreshowing; aiding in prognosis; as, the prognostic symptoms of a disease; prognostic signs.
1. That which prognosticates; a sign by which a future event may be known or foretold; an indication; a sign or omen; hence, a foretelling; a prediction.
That choice would inevitably be considered by the country
as a prognostic of the highest import. --Macaulay.
2. Med. A sign or symptom indicating the course and termination of a disease.
Syn: -- Sign; omen; presage; token; indication.
adj : of or relating to prediction; having value for making
predictions [syn: predictive, prognosticative]
n : a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen
before going into battle" [syn: omen, portent, presage,