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prediction Line breaks: pre|dic¦tion
Pronunciation: /prɪˈdɪkʃ(ə)n/

Definition of prediction in English:


1A thing predicted; a forecast: a prediction that economic growth would resume
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  • Severe frost is likely over the next month or so according to weather predictions.
  • So I think all the predictions and projections everybody is making are on target.
  • Londonist scoured some of the weather sites and found the following predictions.
1.1 [mass noun] The action of predicting something: the prediction of future behaviour
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  • My guess is that any such precision of prediction or of control lies decades into the future.
  • Although yesterday's election defied all attempts at prediction, that tradition remained.
  • This approach to reading stresses the importance of prediction in the reading process.


Mid 16th century: from Latin praedictio(n-), from praedicere 'make known beforehand' (see predict).

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