[syn: prophecy, prognostication, vaticination]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Prognostication \Prog*nos`ti*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F.
1. The act of foreshowing or foretelling something future by
present signs; prediction.
2. That which foreshows; a foretoken. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen
before going into battle" [syn: omen, portent,
presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigy]
2: a statement made about the future [syn: prediction,
foretelling, forecasting, prognostication]
3: knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a
divine source) [syn: prophecy, prognostication,