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prɪˈdɪk ʃənpre·dic·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prediction, anticipation, previsionnoun

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

  2. prediction, foretelling, forecasting, prognosticationnoun

    a statement made about the future


  1. predictionnoun

    A statement of what will happen in the future.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predictionnoun

    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."

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

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  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

Examples of prediction in a Sentence

  1. Ronn Torossian:

    Michelle and Jim Bob will both be faced with the harsh reality of bills — yes, I think they will both need to get ‘ real ’ jobs, they will both earn ‘ normal ’ livings in normal jobs is my prediction as their 15 minutes is over.

  2. Brian Kunkle:

    They may be increasing risks through different disease pathways, prediction of risk and treatment for each individual will rely on what type of changes a person has in each of those 25 genes or other biomarkers.

  3. Andy Warhol:

    It's the place where my prediction from the sixties finally came true In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes. I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is, In fifteen minutes everybody will be famous.

  4. Sumeet Chugh:

    This opens a new window of opportunity for prediction and prevention of sudden cardiac arrest, and for many patients we may have more time to intervene than we realized.

  5. Mitesh Patel:

    Future studies should test ways to combine these technologies with effective engagement strategies to change patient behavior to treat or reduce their risk from these conditions, as more sensors of higher accuracy get integrated into smartwatches and smartphones... the prediction accuracy for various health conditions using machine learning techniques will continue to improve.

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