Definition of prognosis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prɒɡˈnəʊsɪs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɑːɡˈnoʊsɪs//
    (pl. prognoses
    BrE BrE//prɒɡˈnəʊsiːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɑːɡˈnoʊsiːz//
    Medical examinations
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  1. 1(medical) an opinion, based on medical experience, of the likely development of a disease or an illness to make a prognosis The prognosis is not good. See related entries: Medical examinations
  2. 2(formal) a judgement about how something is likely to develop in the future synonym forecast The prognosis is for more people to work part-time in the future.
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: via late Latin from Greek prognōsis, from pro- ‘before’ + gignōskein ‘know’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prognosis