Prognostication Prog*nos`ti*ca"tion, n. [Cf. F. prognostication.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of foreshowing or foretelling something future by present signs; prediction. [1913 Webster]

2. That which foreshows; a foretoken. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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