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prognosis

prog·no·sis

prognosis

 
pronunciation:
prag no sihs
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: prognoses
definition 1: a forecast of the anticipated course of a disease, esp. of the likelihood of recovery.
It is a serious disease and the prognosis is usually gloomy.
similar words:
diagnosis, opinion, outlook
definition 2: a forecast of any course, development, or outcome.
synonyms:
forecast
similar words:
foretelling, outlook, prediction
Word Parts
The word prognosis contains the following parts:
pro-2 Greek prefix that means before
synonyms:
pre-
antonyms:
post-
 
gnos, gnosis, gnom, -gnomy Greek root that means know, knowledge
synonyms:
cogn, cognit, gnor