prog·nos·ti·ca·tion /-ˌnɑstəˈkeʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of foreshowing or foretelling something future by present signs; prediction.
2. That which foreshows; a foretoken.
n 1: a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen
before going into battle" [syn: omen, portent, presage,
2: a statement made about the future [syn: prediction, foretelling,
3: knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a
divine source) [syn: prophecy, vaticination]