What does prediction mean?

Definitions for predictionprɪˈdɪk ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word prediction.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prediction, anticipation, prevision(noun)

    the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

  2. prediction, foretelling, forecasting, prognostication(noun)

    a statement made about the future


  1. prediction(Noun)

    A statement of what will happen in the future.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prediction(noun)

    the act of foretelling; also, that which is foretold; prophecy


  1. Prediction

    A prediction or forecast is a statement about the way things will happen in the future, often but not always based on experience or knowledge. While there is much overlap between prediction and forecast, a prediction may be a statement that some outcome is expected, while a forecast is more specific, and may cover a range of possible outcomes. Although guaranteed information about the future is in many cases impossible, prediction is necessary to allow plans to be made about possible developments; Howard H. Stevenson writes that prediction in business "... is at least two things: Important and hard."

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'prediction' in Nouns Frequency: #2235


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prediction in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prediction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Niels Bohr:

    Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    The willingness to become something in life is a prediction to your success.

  3. The August:

    A prediction for 5-9 hurricanes remains unchanged from the intial May outlook.

  4. Reed Scherer:

    It really shows how tenacious life is, the possibilities are just beyond our prediction.

  5. Amalie Nash:

    It's certainly not a prediction, we normally we do talk about viability, but it's certainly not a major factor.

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