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Definition of prophecy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. prophecies)
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  1. 1[countable] a statement that something will happen in the future, especially one made by someone with religious or magic powers to fulfill a prophecy (= make it come true)
  2. 2[uncountable] (formal) the power of being able to say what will happen in the future She was believed to have the gift of prophecy.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: prophecy