Definition of prophetic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prəˈfetɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prəˈfetɪk//
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  1. 1correctly stating or showing what will happen in the future Many of his warnings proved prophetic. a book that was prophetic of future developments in science
  2. 2like or connected with a prophet or prophets the prophetic books of the Old Testament
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from French prophétique or late Latin propheticus, from Greek prophētikos ‘predicting’ (see prophet).
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